Stormwater System

Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management is an important part of the community’s effort to:

  • Improve water quality
  • Protect fish habitat
  • Protect properties and infrastructure from flooding

“Stormwater” refers to runoff from urban areas. Stormwater:

By the Numbers

Managing a Safe & Healthy Stormwater System

The City of Wood Village values environmental leadership and managing a safe and healthy stormwater system is critical to protecting our environment. The EPA has developed the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). NPDES attempts to reduce polluted stormwater runoff by requiring operators of Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) to implement best management practices to prevent contaminants from reaching our streams via stormwater runoff. Learn More about NPDES and MS4 Permits.

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Outreach Programs

Informs residents, businesses, and industries about urban stormwater runoff and pollution prevention

Our goal at Wood Village is to develop a cost-effective, environmentally sound, and well-engineered Stormwater Management Plan that is accepted by DEQ, the public, our Board of Commissioners, and city staff. This Plan must comply with the requirements of NPDES Phase II regulations and be compatible with surrounding jurisdictions.

Drainage System

The City of Wood Village is within the stormwater drainage system of Arata Creek, No Name Creek, and Fairview Creek.

Additional Tools & Resources

Key Stormwater Management Documents

City Plans

City Code

TMDL Implementation Plan

MS4 Annual Report

MS4 Plan

The proposed MS4 Plan outlines proposed actions that will be taken in each of the following areas:

Public Education and Outreach

Informs residents, businesses, and industries about urban stormwater runoff and pollution prevention

Public Participation

Involves the public in the stormwater planning process and stewardship

Illicit Discharge of Contaminants

Addresses illegal or illicit dumping of pollutants, whether accidental or intentional

Construction Site Erosion Control

Work with contractors and developers where land clearing or construction may result in erosion, sedimentation, and soil loss

Post-Construction Runoff

Ensures that new developments “build in” features (such as bio-swales) to continuously manage and treat stormwater runoff

Good Internal Housekeeping

Assesses the City’s own maintenance practices and policies to ensure that work crews use the best practices to minimize pollution in their everyday tasks and storage of materials

Supporting Documents