Storm Water

To report an illegal discharge contact:

In City of Ashland

In City of Catlettsburg
City Building at 606-739-4533

In Boyd County
Code Enforcement at 606-928-1285


Why are Ashland, Catlettsburg and Boyd County required to have a Phase II Storm Water Management Program?

The City of Ashland, City of Catlettsburg and Boyd County are part of the larger Huntington-Ashland WV/KY/OH urbanized area as calculated by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Being a part of this urbanized area each entity is designated a small municipal separate storm sewer systems (small MS4) by US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), subject to the Clean Water Act and the NPDES Phase II storm water program requirements. In the state of Kentucky the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW) under the Department of Environmental Protection is the administrator of the Phase II storm water program.

For background information on the Clean Water Act and NPDES Program, click here.

For background information on Ashland, Catlettsburg and Boyd County SWMP, click here.

Who do I contact to become involved or obtain more information on the Ashland, Catlettsburg and Boyd County SWMP?

City of Ashland – Public Services Director at 606-327-2007

City of Catlettsburg – City Building at 606-739-4533

Boyd County (outside Ashland and Catlettsburg)- Code Enforcement at 606-928-1285

How do I report an Illegal or Illicit Discharge?

An illegal or illicit discharge is any direct or indirect non-storm water substance, pollutant, or hazardous material disposed, deposited, spilled, poured, injected, seeped, dumped, leaked, or placed by any means, intentionally or unintentionally, into storm sewers, culverts, drainage ditches, swales, creeks, rivers or any other storm water conveyance system.

Hazardous may include any substance, waste, or combination thereof, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, biological or infectious characteristics may cause, or significantly contribute to, a substantial present or potential hazard to human health, safety, property, or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of, or otherwise managed.

Pollutants may include, but are not limited to: paints, varnishes, and solvents; oils and other automotive fluids; solid wastes and yard wastes; refuse, rubbish, garbage, litter, or other discarded or abandoned objects, and excessive amounts of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.