The Storm Water Management Plan, which is commonly referred to as the SWMP, is an elaborate guideline created by the governing authorities over our local government to reduce the risk of pollutants that can enter or leave the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). The primary components of the SWMP consist of: Minimum Control Measures (MCMs), Best Management Practices (BMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), outfall and MS4 maps and the permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified and developed the six MCMs that are to be focused on by the local governing MS4 (City of Parker). The MS4 then uses BMPs to achieve measurable goals that account for the success of reducing pollutants. Once the MS4 has completed its’ goals of the SWMP for each reporting year an Annual Report is sent to TCEQ for review.
To better familiarize yourself with, the governing authorities over our local government, the SWMP, Annual Reports, SOPs and the MS4s Storm Water Ordinance which gives the City the authority to implement and enforce the SWMP; please use the information below.