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Storm Water Management
In order to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Riverlea is required to have a Storm Water Management plan . Part of the action plan is to keep residents informed of how you can help keep our waters clean.
Riverlea’s storm water drains discharge storm water directly into the Olentangy River. We must be careful not to pollute the storm water with any type of household or construction waste material.
Things you can do:
- Dispose of all waste appropriately.
- Do not pour any waste into the storm drains. This includes oils, grease, animal waste, litter, pesticides, etc.
- Recycle approved materials via the weekly trash pickup.
- Keep leaves and grass clippings out of the street and curbs.
- Dispose of Hazardous Materials at the Worthington Service Department.
- Educate and remind your children about these guidelines.
- Report any violations to the Village at (614) 547-3037.
Learn more about Water Quality on the United States Environmental Protection Agency website.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Division of Surface Water website is also a good source of information.
With your help, we can help keep Ohio’s rivers clean.
- Images from the recent Stormwater Outfall Repairs, completed on December 18, 2015.
- USEPA OEPA Stormwater Management Guidance
- Riverlea draft Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP), recently updated, for the current (3rd generation) MS4 Permit period (2014-2018), and addresses the Storm Water Audit Findings & noted violations outlined in the Sep 26, 2014 letter from OEPA.
- OEPA Stormwater Program Phase 2 Factsheet [pdf]
- Public Education & Outreach on Stormwater Impacts
- Public Involvement/Participation
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
- Post-Construction Stormwater Management in New Development & Redevelopment
- Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operators
- OEPA 2014-2019 3rd Gen Small MS4 Stormwater Permit
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Authorization for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems to Discharge Storm Water under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
- OEPA Riverlea Stormwater Audit Findings Sep 2014
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Stormwater Audit Findings of Riverlea [pdf]
- Village of Riverlea Sanitary Sewer System Evaluation Study by Burgess & Niple, Engineers, Architects and Planners
- Street Repairs Update: Report As of 09-14-2010, 2:30 pm
- Street Maintenance: Tentative Work Schedule & Sequencing: Resident Notifications & Parking / Limited Access Issues
- 302 West Riverglen Water Leak & Sanitary Sewer Repair
Report and pictures of repair of broken sewer line.
- Street Evaluation and Improvement Program
Final Street Evaluation and Improvement Program Report, prepared by Burgess & Niple for the Village of Riverlea. August 2009
- Ohio EPA’s Findings and Orders (final F&O) for the Village of Riverlea This report, filed by the Ohio EPA,went into effect on Feb. 11, 2009. Because of it, the following two(2) reports were generated. Ohio EPA’s Findings and Orders
- Sewer Overflow Emergency Response Plan
The Sanitary Sewer Overflow Emergency Response Plan (SORP) is designed to ensure that every report of a confirmed sewage overflow is immediately dispatched to the appropriate crews so the effects of the overflow can be minimized with respect to impacts to public health and adverse effects on beneficial uses and water quality of surface waters and customer service. Sewer Overflow Emergency Response Plan
- Sewer System Evaluation Study
The Sewer System Evaluation Study (SSES) is now available.
- Riser Fact Sheet from Columbia Gas
Please Call or Text the Street Commissioner at 614-403-3733, who stands ready to help you asses the problem. Riverlea is required to track all Water In Basement events and report causes to OEPA in our Annual Sewer System Reports.
If the Street Commissioner is unavailable, please consult following link at The City of Columbus website for information to help you asses the problem and determine who to contact:
Please bear in mind that Riverlea does not have a Sewer Maintenance Contract for our Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Systems. We own them and are responsible for all necessary maintenance and repairs. So please do not call Columbus Water or Sewer for basement flooding issues, unless you are certain it’s due to a water supply line or water meter problem and you need to have your water service shut off at the curb to stop the leak.
The following general guidelines are provided to help you determine the source your “Water In Basement” problem:
Sanitary Sewer Backups:
If the water smells foul and/or is coming up through the basement floor drains, it’s likely a Sanitary Sewer backup, either in your house service line (called a “lateral”), or in the Main Line in the street. Most of sanitary sewer lateral backups are due blockages caused by root growth into the house service lateral, resulting in partial or total flow obstruction and possible structural collapse of a section of the line. Check with your immediate “downstream” neighbors (those south or west (downhill) of you) to see if they are also experiencing a backup. If so, then the backup may be due to a blockage in the main sanitary line in the street. If this is the case, please call or text the Street Commissioner immediately so he can contact an emergency response contractor.
For Sanitary Sewer Problems in House Service Lines:
Repair of sanitary sewer house service lines (called “laterals”) is the homeowner’s responsibility. The City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities maintains a list of Approved Water and Sewer Contractors licensed by the City to perform sewer and waterline repairs.
The current Approved Contractor’s List is available through the Columbus.gov Citizen Portal at:
You will first need to Create an Account and then login to search for approved water/sewer contractors. Not as user friendly and useful as it used to be, as the water/sewer list is by sorted by individual licensee’s name and only includes the individuals address (no associated company name, address, phone or email),
If the water is clear or muddy-brown and is coming in along the base of the walls, through cracks in the floor or walls, then it’s probably Storm Water intrusion through the foundation, due to high groundwater, heavy rainfall, leaking gutters and/or blocked roof drains. If it’s coming up out of your sump pump pit, it/s likely your sump pump system has failed (due to loss of power, failed control float, discharge line blocked, or discharge check valve stuck open or closed.
For Storm Water Intrusion or Sump Pump Problems:
If it’s a sump pump problem you cannot fix, contact a plumber. If it’s water entering through the walls or foundations, contact a professional specialty contractor who deals with basement water problems. If it’s a problem with water ponding around the outside walls due to leaking gutters or blocked downspouts or roof drains, contact a gutter or roof drainage contractor to help resolve the problem.
Water Supply Leaks:
If the water’s not coming up from the floor drains or through cracks in the walls or from the sump pit, but you can hear the water running in the house, then you probably have Interior Water Supply System Leak, perhaps near your water meter at the house service entrance.
For Water Leaking into the house from your Water Service Supply Line: If you cannot stop the leak using the shutoff valve on the upstream side of your water meter, call the City of Columbus Water Department Customer Service Line at 645-8276 (Mon – Fri 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.), or after hours call the Water Distribution Dispatcher at 645-7788 (24 hours), to request shutoff at your curb box in your yard.
Please self report all such water leaks directly to the City of Columbus Water Distribution Maintenance dispatcher’s office at 645-7788 (staffed 24 hours).
Then please call or text the Street Commissioner at 614-403-3733 to let him know the leak has been reported.
Evacuate the building or the area immediately.
From a safe distance, call Columbia Gas at 1-800-344-4077 and select option 1 from the automated menu for gas emergencies or carbon monoxide.
Don’t turn on lights or use matches to try to find the source of the leak yourself.
Do not smoke, make a spark or flame, activate or switch on/off any electrical equipment, raise/lower windows, or re-enter building.
Wait in a safe location for our crew to arrive to investigate the situation.
Additional Information: http://help.columbiagasohio.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/58/kw/gas%20leak
Only human waste and toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet.
Other items can clog the sanitary sewer lines on your property or at water treatment facilities.
Items that should NOT be flushed down the toilet include:
- Tampons and sanitary napkins
- “Flushable” wipes or cleaning wipes of any type
- Plastics, including dental floss, bandages, and condoms
- Paper towels, facial tissue, cotton balls, cotton swabs
- Grease or cooking oils
- Cigarette butts
- Medication or chemicals
Riverlea’s lift station, which pumps waste from the lower portion of the village to the main sanitary sewer line, must be cleared of this debris when it builds up to keep it operating properly.
“Flushable” wipes do not break down quickly and are becoming a costly problem for sewage and water systems in the US and elsewhere.
Medications and hazardous materials can contaminate water and should not be disposed of in any toilet or drain.
- Please self report all Power Outages directly to AEP at 800-672-2231. Quantity and source location of calls will help them determine the extent of the outage.
Sinkholes, Potholes, Broken Storm Drain Grates & Covers, Broken or Missing Manhole Lids in the Street
- Call / Text the Street Commissioner @ 614-403-3733.
Tree or Large Limbs Down Blocking the Street
- During the workday, call Sharon Township at 614-885-5933. They will remove it and bill the Village.
- After hours, pleases notify Worthington Police & Fire at 614-885-4463, and call / text Street Commissioner @ 614-403-3733. He will notify Sharon Township and put out traffic cones.
Dead Deer in the Street or in my Yard
- If it is still fresh, Call Worthington Police dispatcher at 614-885-4463. They maintain a list of people who will come and take it for meat.
- If it has been there awhile, call Sharon Township at 614-885-5933. They will remove it for a disposal fee.
Major Storm Damage to Your Property
- Call your Insurance Company, and
- Call / Text Street Commissioner @ 614-403-3733, who will log and report Damage to Franklin County EMA and assist in their disaster recovery efforts.
Garbage left in the street, or other Collection Issues & Questions
- Please Contact Local Waste Services at 614-409-9375.
- LWS for Riverlea Info is available at:
Street Light Outages (Olentangy Dead End, Ravine, Beverly Pl, Lift Station, others)
- If it’s a safety issue (sparking, line down, glass in street,etc), Call AEP at 800-672-2231 and Worthington Police & Fire at 614-885-4463
- If the light is simply out, you can file a report online at
- Also, please call / text the Street Commissioner @ 614-403-3733 to let him know you filed a report.