On December 10, 2008, the City of McAllen received its Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, (TCEQ). This general permit requires the City of McAllen, a Phase II MS4 (Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System), to implement a Storm Water Management Plan within the 5-year permit term. The City of McAllen’s Storm Water Management Plan, (SWMP), includes best management practices developed for each of the following six minimum control measures:
- Public education and outreach on storm water impacts
- Public involvement/participation
- Illicit discharge detection and elimination
- Construction site storm water run off control
- Post-construction storm water management in new development and re-development
- Pollution prevention/good housekeeping measures for municipal operations
The best management practices (BMPs) selected will aid in the reduction of storm water pollution to the “maximum extent practicable”, in order to comply with storm water quality regulations enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For more information regarding our City’s Storm Water Management Plan, please contact the City of McAllen Public Works Department at (956) 681-4000.