Storm Water Management Program Review

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Pattee Creek flows into this detention pond. Sediment settles out of the water here, and the vegetation cleans harmful nutrients from the water before it travels to

The mission of the City's Storm Water Division is to protect public health and safety, natural resources, waterways, and our aquifer, while meeting or exceeding state and federal environmental quality regulations. The Division developed a Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) not only to comply with the state Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit but also as a tool for achieving its mission. As a condition of the permit, the Division must solicit feedback on the SWMP from community stakeholders and the general public. The City's SWMP is scheduled for renewal in March 2021, so the Storm Water Division requests the public view, comment, and provide suggestions for revisions in order for staff to prepare for the next version of the SWMP.


Storm Water Management Program (pdf)



Background

The MS4 permit is administered by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality under the authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For more information on the MS4 permit, please view this recent slideshow presentation.

This SWMP covers required elements the City has already implemented, is in the process of developing for implementation, or plans to develop in order to meet new or revised requirements set forth in the latest statewide requirements. The six Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) below are required under the MS4 Permit and are addressed in the SWMP. The measures apply to the Storm Water Division itself, requirements for construction sites, and requirements related to other City departments and activities.

  • MCM 1—Public Education and Outreach – The City must continue to educate the public in its permitted jurisdiction about the importance of the storm water program and the public's role in that program.
  • MCM 2—Public Involvement and Participation – The City must continue to comply with all state and local notice requirements when implementing a public involvement/participation program.
  • MCM 3—Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination – The City must continue to adopt and enforce City of Missoula ordinances or take equivalent measures to prohibit illicit discharges. The City must also implement a program to detect illicit discharges.
  • MCM 4—Construction Site Storm Water Management – The City must continue to develop a program to control the discharge of pollutants from construction sites within its permittee jurisdiction.
  • MCM 5—Post‐Construction Site Storm Water Management in New and Redevelopment – The City must continue to require long‐term post‐construction best management practices (BMPs) that protect water quality and control runoff flow to be incorporated into development and significant redevelopment projects.
  • MCM 6—Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Permittee Operations – The City must continue to examine its activities and develop programs to prevent the discharge of pollutants from these activities. The City must also educate staff on pollution prevention practices.

Through these MCMs, the SWMP aims to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the City's storm water system to the maximum extent practicable and to protect water quality.

The mission of the City's Storm Water Division is to protect public health and safety, natural resources, waterways, and our aquifer, while meeting or exceeding state and federal environmental quality regulations. The Division developed a Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) not only to comply with the state Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit but also as a tool for achieving its mission. As a condition of the permit, the Division must solicit feedback on the SWMP from community stakeholders and the general public. The City's SWMP is scheduled for renewal in March 2021, so the Storm Water Division requests the public view, comment, and provide suggestions for revisions in order for staff to prepare for the next version of the SWMP.


Storm Water Management Program (pdf)



Background

The MS4 permit is administered by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality under the authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For more information on the MS4 permit, please view this recent slideshow presentation.

This SWMP covers required elements the City has already implemented, is in the process of developing for implementation, or plans to develop in order to meet new or revised requirements set forth in the latest statewide requirements. The six Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) below are required under the MS4 Permit and are addressed in the SWMP. The measures apply to the Storm Water Division itself, requirements for construction sites, and requirements related to other City departments and activities.

  • MCM 1—Public Education and Outreach – The City must continue to educate the public in its permitted jurisdiction about the importance of the storm water program and the public's role in that program.
  • MCM 2—Public Involvement and Participation – The City must continue to comply with all state and local notice requirements when implementing a public involvement/participation program.
  • MCM 3—Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination – The City must continue to adopt and enforce City of Missoula ordinances or take equivalent measures to prohibit illicit discharges. The City must also implement a program to detect illicit discharges.
  • MCM 4—Construction Site Storm Water Management – The City must continue to develop a program to control the discharge of pollutants from construction sites within its permittee jurisdiction.
  • MCM 5—Post‐Construction Site Storm Water Management in New and Redevelopment – The City must continue to require long‐term post‐construction best management practices (BMPs) that protect water quality and control runoff flow to be incorporated into development and significant redevelopment projects.
  • MCM 6—Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Permittee Operations – The City must continue to examine its activities and develop programs to prevent the discharge of pollutants from these activities. The City must also educate staff on pollution prevention practices.

Through these MCMs, the SWMP aims to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the City's storm water system to the maximum extent practicable and to protect water quality.

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