Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP)

All communities with more than 10,000 people are federally mandated to obtain a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit. They must also report annually how they are managing storm water discharge to reduce sediment and pollution loading in natural receiving waters such as lakes, wetlands, and streams.

The process is called the Phase II National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, and it requires significant planning by the City, including an annual meeting where the public can comment on the program.