MS4 stands for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System, and refers to the system that is used to collect and transport stormwater within a community (e.g., pipes, drains, ditches, etc.). In Kentucky, 106 communities are regulated as MS4s in 32 counties. The county map above identifies the 32 MS4 counties.
Below is a list of educational resources relating to stormwater indexed by topic.  Please contact Suzette Walling (s.walling@uky.edu) for additional information.
Stormwater 101
Rain Barrels
Rain Gardens
Backyard Stream Management
Lawn Care

Stormwater

Extension Publications and Factsheets

Managing Stormwater Using Low Impact Development (LID) Techniques (AEN-118)

Permeable Pavement for Stormwater Management (AEN-108)

Reducing Stormwater Pollution (AEN-106)

Stormwater (HENV-203)

Stormwater Wetlands (ID-215)

 


Rain Barrels

Extension Publications and Factsheets

Building a Rain Barrel (HENV-201)

DIY Building a Rain Barrel from a Pickle Barrel Factsheet

 

Short Articles/Information Releases

General Rain Barrel Tips

 

Instructional Videos

DIY Rain Barrel Build  This 15 minute video shows how to construct a rain barrel from a pickle barrel.

 

Lesson

Facilitator's Guide including Example Success Story

Evaluation

Follow-up Evaluation

For the Rain Barrel PowerPoint Presentation with Talking Points or information on hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop contact Suzette Walling (s.walling@uky.edu).


Residential Rain Gardens

Extension Publications

Residential Rain Garden: Design, Construction, and Maintenance (HENV-205)

 

Short Articles/Information Releases

Fall Rain Garden Maintenance Tips

 

Lesson

Facilitator's Guide with Example Success Story

Evaluation

Evaluation Follow-up

 

For additional information, including photographs and a map featuring demonstration gardens throughout KY, visit our Residential Rain Garden webpage. For the Rain Garden PowerPoint Presentation with Talking Points or information on hosting a Rain Garden Workshop contact Suzette Walling (s.walling@uky.edu).


Backyard Stream Management

Extension Publications

Living Along a KY Stream (IP-73)

Restoring Streams (AEN-122)

Keeping Trash Out of Streams (AEN-119)

Riparian Buffers (ID-185)

Riparian Buffers: A Livestock Best Management Practice for Protecting Water Quality (ID-175)

Planting Along Your Stream, Pond, or Lake (HENV-202 Low Literacy)

 

Lesson

Publication

Facilitator's Guide

Stream Stewardship Discussion

Crossword Puzzle and Answer Key

Quiz and Answer Key

Evaluation

Follow-up Evaluation

Example Success Story


Lawn Care

Visit the UK Turfgrass website for publications and videos on maintaining home lawns.