In October 2014, the City of Mobile received a new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) Permit for its storm water program. As required by this new NPDES Permit, the City has initiated an effort to routinely update its Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) Plan. The SWMP Plan describes the activities performed by the City to help improve the quality of storm water discharged from the storm sewer system. The link below will provide you with an Adobe Acrobat version of the Final SWMP Plan for your review.
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The Final 2016/17 Storm Water Management Program Plan is now availableUse the links below to view the plan and support documents.
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Click here to view (PDF). Modifications to the City of Mobile Storm Water Ordinance (PowerPoint presentation)
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MOBILE, Ala. - Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced today that the City Council approved a series of key changes to the City's Storm Water Management and Flood Control ordinance.
"Today's action by the City Council is another significant step toward a cleaner, better Mobile," said Mayor Stimpson. "As one of the rainiest cities in America, it is crucial that we have a well-developed plan to manage our storm water runoff. This new storm water plan will ensure Mobile's waterways are protected for future generations."
Stimpson said his Administration is committed to controlling the flow of garbage and other pollution into its storm drains and waterways, as required under state and federal law.
City officials are focused on regulatory compliance and taking the necessary steps to ensure it. In addition, the Administration is implementing best management practices as recommend by ADEM to address storm water issues and flood control. City employees are also being cross-trained so all inspectors can look for best practices across the city and spot violations.
The City has taken significant steps towards ensuring compliance. On June 30, the City entered into a consent decree with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to remedy alleged violations of the Alabama Water Pollution Control Act. ADEM noted the significant progress made by the Stimpson administration since taking office in November 2013.
Among the steps taken by the administration:
In coordination with ADEM, the City has developed a 2014 Storm Water Management Plan that is both responsible and achievable, to replace and supersede the City's previous plan
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January 24-26, 2017