Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management Program

The City of Mont Belvieu is required under the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit TXR040499 to develop and implement a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). The SWMP includes an overview of the ordinances and other regulatory mechanisms that provide legal authority to implement and enforce the requirements of the permit and outlines the minimum control measures (MCMs) used to meet the requirements of TPDES General Permit TXR040499. The SWMP provides the City with a comprehensive plan that will serve as a guide for the management of the city's storm sewer system and is intended to comply with TPDES General Permit TXR040499 requirements.

City Responsibilities

The Engineering Department is responsible for administering the city's Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). The goal of the program is to implement city-wide practices that improve the quality of stormwater runoff before it enters the drainage system and other downstream waterways. The SWMP is state- and federally mandated under the Clean Water Act, which requires municipalities (such as Mont Belvieu) to obtain a permit through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

The Engineering Department also manages the city's Municipal Drainage Utility System and assists the Public Works Division with in-house construction projects related to the drainage system.

The TCEQ Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and SWMP. The SWMP, if approved, would establish additional terms and conditions, not included in the general permit, under which the MS4 must operate. The Executive Director has made the preliminary decision that the SWMP meets all statutory and regulatory requirements and made a preliminary decision to approve the small MS4’s authorization under the TPDES Small (Phase II) MS4 General Permit No. TXR040000.

Notice of Intent (NOI)

Stormwater Management Program