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.
MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Permit
MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Yearly Report
MS4 Partner Projects:
- Urban Stormwater Retrofit And BMP Validation Hinkson Creek Urban Retrofit Project – The goal of the project is to reduce flooding, improve water quality and health of the aquatic life of Hinkson Creek by implementing monitoring and retrofit activities identified in the Hinkson Creek Watershed Management Plan.
- Collaborative Adaptive Management (CAM) – The goal of the Collaborative Adaptive Management process is to improve water quality in Hinkson Creek by using a science-based approach guided by a local stakeholder committee.
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 Missouri – Environmental 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, Missouri – Stormwater 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.