The purpose of the Stormwater Quality Division is to promote public health, safety & welfare by maintaining and improving the quality of receiving waters for Midwest City.
A program, developed to attend to the needs of Midwest City and its citizens, is currently being implemented. In order to explain the general direction of the program and its goals, we have included a list of 6 specific minimum control measures and basic descriptions for each:
1. Public Education and Outreach program:
description – A public education program designed to distribute educational materials to inform the public about the impacts of stormwater discharges and the preventive measures that they can take to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff.
2. Public Participation and Involvement:
description – Assists in the development of stormwater management programs that allow the public to participate in implementing and reviewing our stormwater management program.
3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination:
description – Our goal is to detect and eliminate any discharges which negatively impact the streams, creeks, and water bodies in Midwest City.
4. Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control:
description – Midwest City requires permits for development and construction activity that result in land disturbance. These permits require Erosion and Sediment Controls BMPs to be installed and maintained and pollution prevention practices to be performed throughout the construction process.
5. Post-Construction Management in New Development and Redevelopment:
description – Our program for Post-Construction Management was implemented to maintain and clean existing streams and drainage ways within our City. This program is enforced by using a variety of structural and nonstructural BMPs that currently exist and creating new BMPs to allow for the prevention and reduction of pollution in the City’s storm drainage system.
6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping:
description – With the use of our structural and nonstructural BMP’s currently in place, this allows for eventual reduction and prevention of polluted runoff from conveyances, municipal operations, and properties owned or maintained by the City.