Stormwater Management

Purpose

The purpose of stormwater management is to alleviate flooding and to improve water quality in our lakes, ponds, and bay.

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

Mandated by Congress under the EPA’s Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program is a comprehensive national program for addressing polluted storm water runoff.

The City of Callaway is regulated under that program and must develop and follow a stormwater quality management plan to operate its storm sewer system. The plan is based on six different types of activities:

  1. Public Education and Outreach
  2. Public Involvement and Participation
  3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  4. Construction Site Runoff Control
  5. Post-Construction Stormwater Management
  6. Improving Municipal Operations

Resources

For questions on program or to report a construction drainage issue, please call the Public Works department at (850) 871-1033.