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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Stormwater Drainage

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION – Travis County Water Control and Improvement District 17 (WCID17) is designated as a Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Small MS4 General Permit TXR040470.

Stormwater discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events that often contain pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality.

PROGRAM FOCUS – The TPDES General Permit program and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) require that WCID 17:

  • Reduce the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable (MEP);
  • Protect water quality;
  • Satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act; and,
  • Manage stormwater quality activities through the Storm Water Management Program (SWMP.)

In order to comply with the requirements of the MS4 General Permit, WCID 17 has developed a Stormwater Management Program that describes specific actions that will be taken over a five year period to reduce stormwater pollution and protect the area’s water quality to the MEP. In developing this plan, the District has considered various activities, public and municipal, that have stormwater impacts. WCID 17 is committed to a proactive approach to stormwater management for the community’s health and quality of life.

In adherence with the General Permit, the MS4 program documents and the Annual Reports are available for public review. These documents are also available in hard copy at the Administrtive Office at 3812 Eck Lane, Austin, Texas 78734. The Annual Report is updated annually to reflect additional requirements and revisions as they come into effect.

WCID 17 encourages you to read A Citizen’s Guide to Understanding Stormwater and if you continue to have questions regarding this program, to contact the General Manager at (512)266-1111, extension 113.

REPORT IT!! – If you see a suspicious discharge, trash or debris in storm drains, or illegal dumping down a storm drain, in a ditch, etc. please report it by calling (512)266-1111, extension 115 or by emailing us at info@wcid17.org. Provide as much information as possible; license plate of vehicle, what they appear to be dumping, location, etc., and a WCID 17 employee will investigate the situation.

For more information, visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality website, or again, contact the General Manager at (512)266-1111, extension 113.