Stormwater Management Program
The City of Stafford’s Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) is a program created from the Clean Water Act (CWA) where Congress directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to govern programs that prevent water pollution. The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) was required to create and manage a program that preserves, protects, and improves the Nation’s water resources from polluted stormwater runoff. TCEQ requires all small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) owners and operators to follow the rules and regulations established in General Permit TXR040000. This permit requires the City of Stafford to establish a program that:
- Reduces the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable (MEP);
- Protects water quality;
- Satisfies the appropriate water quality requirements of the CWA;
- Manages Stormwater quality activities through the SWMP
The Best Management Practices (BMP) reduce pollutants and protect water quality to the maximum extent practicable. You can learn more about stormwater runoff at: www.cleanwaterclearchoice.com.
Below are all documents related to the Stormwater Management Program:
- City of Stafford’s General Permit TX040000 Approved December 23, 2014 (PDF)
- Stormwater Management Checklist Annual Report Year 5 (PDF)
- Stormwater Management Program (PDF)
- Stormwater Management Checklist (PDF)
- Refer to Stormwater Pollution Protection Ordinance: Subdivision Ordinance Chapter 35 Section 205-208. This ordinance is enforced by Code Enforcement (code enforcement link) and permits are issued by the Permit Division (link to Permits)
- Refer to the Engineering page for storm sewer manhole cover and grate requirements in plan sets.