Please contact our office at (219) 464-3770 should you have any questions or concerns.

MS4 AUDIT Approval of the MS4 work from IDEM for 2015
What is an MS4? An overview of the MS4 program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (National Polluntant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES))
2008 NOI 2008 Notice of Sufficiency notes that Lakes Area Conservancy's NOI has been approved.
IDEM Audit of NIRPC Performance Agreement with the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) for minimum control measures 1 & 2 (Public Participation / Public Information); IDEM's audit of NIRPC's performance on MCM1 and MCM2 for partnership.
Part A Rule 13 Storm Water Quality Management Plan (SWQMP) - Part A: Initial Application Certification Submittal and Checklist
VLACD / NIRPC Agreement Municipal Separate Storm Water System (MS4) Agreement between the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) and VLACD.
VLACD IDDE FINAL AUDIT REPORT Audit for Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
NORTHWEST INDIANA STORM WATER ADVISORY GROUP The Northwest Indiana Storm Water Advisory Group (NISWAG) is a coalition of municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) entities providing leadership in the protection and enhancement of storm water resources within Lake and Porter Counties. CLICK HERE for additional information.


A Citizens Guide To: THE MS4 PROGRAM (published by Northwest Indiana MS4 Community Partnership)
4 Simple Steps to Clean Water (published by Northwest Indiana MS4 Community Partnership)
The Solution to Stormwater Pollution! A homeowner's guide to healthy habits for clean water (published by EPA)
What is a Watershed? (published by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Natural Resources Conservtion Service (NRCS))
Rain Gardens - A how-to manual for homeowners (published by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)

MS4 for Dummies (published by Autodesk and DLT Solutions)

We will be adding additional information in the near future so please check back.


MS4 Information
The Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District is working with the Indiana Departmento of Environmental Management to maintain the district's MS4 requirements as required under the 1987 Clean Water Act.

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