Storm Water Management

Responsibilities

Storm Water Management plays an important role by monitoring storm drains for illegal discharges of pollutants that could make their way into public waterways. Storm Water Management is also responsible for working alongside citizens, contractors, and industry to ensure safe, effective drainage systems and clean, pollutant-free: creeks, rivers, and lakes.


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Report It!

Report suspicious discharge, trash or debris in storm drains, illegal dumping down a storm drain, in a ditch, etc. by calling 761-7670 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and 720-5000 on nights and weekends. 

Illegal pollutants include:

  • Grass clippings and yard waste
  • Lawn fertilizers
  • Paint, solvents, oil, and fuel
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Pet wastes
  • Pesticides




Community Involvement 

For more information on how to get involved, call 761-7670.

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Renewal of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit

The City of Wichita Falls Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit is required to discharge stormwater to surface water in the state from the City of Wichita Falls MS4. This permit requires that the City implement a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) that describes Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) designed to decrease trash and illegal pollutants that come into our storm sewer system, and improve the quality of stormwater that comes out of it.

The City of Wichita Falls is in the process of renewing the MS4 Permit (TXR040036). The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) declared the City of Wichita Falls application administratively complete on July 18, 2019. The permit application can be downloaded. The permit application can also be viewed in person at the City of Wichita Falls Public Works/Engineering Office located at 1300 7th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301.

Public comments and requests relating to the MS4 Permit renewal must be submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) either electronically, or in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. Please be aware that any contact information you provide, including your name, phone number, email address and physical address will become part of TCEQ’s public record.

For more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at 1-800-687-4040 or visit their website. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040.