Stormwater Management

  1. About Stormwater Management
  2. Stormwater Pollution
  3. Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG)
  4. Collection Center
  5. Contractors

About Stormwater Management

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates stormwater runoff through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). The EPA authorized the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to implement the NPDES Stormwater Permitting Program. The TCEQ is responsible for issuing permits and performing compliance and enforcement activities as the NPDES permitting authority in Texas.

The TCEQ developed a stormwater program to significantly reduce the pollutants discharged from cities and urban areas. The City of Richland Hills is categorized in Phase II of the program as a municipality with less than 100,000 citizens.

The program is currently underway and is designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable, protect the water quality, effectively prohibit illicit discharges to the system and satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act.

Stormwater Management also oversees the implementation of and adherence to best Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and compliance of the City's Stormwater Management Policies.