FAQ

What is LUSC?
The Louisiana Urban Stormwater Coalition is an EPA and LDEQ-supported nonprofit organization that assists MS4s in meeting stormwater program goals through education.

For more information about LUSC, see our About page.

How can I contact LUSC?
We are happy to help with any questions you may have! Please visit our Contact page to find out how.

How do I become a member of LUSC?
Membership to LUSC is FREE and gives you access to a variety of information, including email updates about workshops and other helpful tools.  To become a member and subscribe to our email list, please fill out our Subscribe form HERE.

How do I become a sponsor of LUSC?
Interested companies may sponsor any of our workshops and/or our website. Depending on the amount of the sponsorship, this may include company logo on workshop announcements/materials, booth at workshop, logo and link on LUSC website, etc. Please email us at louisianastormwater@gmail.com for more information.


 

What is a TMDL?
From the EPA website:
A TMDL, or Total Maximum Daily Load, is a calculation of the maximum amount of pollutant a waterbody can receive and still safely meet water quality standards.

What is an MS4?
From the EPA website:
Also know as an Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System, an MS4 is a conveyance or system of conveyances that is:

  • Owned by a State, City, Town, Village, or other public entity that discharges to waters of the U.S.
  • Designed or used to collect or convey stormwater (including storm drains, pipes, ditches, etc.)
  • Not a combined sewer
  • Not part of a Publicly Owned Treatment Works (sewage treatment plant)

What should contractors know about EPA and DEQ requirements at job sites?
Requirements vary slightly by City and Parish, however here is a good example of requirements from the City of Gonzalez.

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