Show-Me Stormwater Management

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WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPROVE STORMWATER

A partnership of Boone County, City of Columbia and the University of Missouri

Boone County, City of Columbia and the University of Missouri. The three institutions are joint holders of a Phase II Stormwater Permit issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

Polluted runoff is often transported through municipal stormwater systems where it is eventually discharged into streams untreated. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a municipal stormwater management program known as the MS4 Program that is intended to improve our nation’s waters by reducing the quantities of pollutants that stormwater picks up and carries into the storm sewer systems during a storm event.

The MS4 stormwater management program has six elements termed “minimum control measures” which when implemented should result in a significant reduction in pollutants discharged into receiving waters. The six minimum control measures and the actions for Show-Me Stormwater Management are outlined below.

 

  1. Public Education and Outreach
    Distribute educational materials and conduct outreach to inform citizens about the impacts that stormwater runoff has on water quality.
  2. Public Participation/Involvement
    Provide opportunities for citizens to participate in the stormwater management program or other programs which improve water quality.
  3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
    Develop and implement a plan to detect and eliminate non-stormwater discharges into the stormwater system.
  4. Construction Site Runoff Control
    Develop, implement and enforce an erosion and sediment control program for construction site activities that disturb one acre or greater.
  5. Post-Construction Runoff Control
    Develop, implement and enforce a program to address discharges of post-construction stormwater runoff from new development or redevelopment areas.
  6. Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping
    Develop and implement a program that reduces or prevents pollutant runoff from municipal operations

MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Permit

MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Yearly Report

 

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MS4 Partner Projects:

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MS4 Partner Websites:

Boone County Resource Management  – Boone County Stormwater Management webpage has information on stormwater requirements, stream buffers, floodplain regulations, driveway location, road design, subdivision requirements, and building construction.

The University of MissouriEnvironmental Health and Safety – the University of Missouri coordinates stormwater activities with Boone County and the City of Columbia. The three institutions are joint holders of a Phase II Stormwater Permit issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

The City of Columbia, MissouriStormwater Education & Outreach program helps educate local residents about stormwater topics such as what stormwater is, how it becomes polluted, and how individuals can help protect our local streams, creeks and recreational waterways.

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