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 2020 DRAFT SWMP Plan.
Low-impact development (LID) is an approach to managing stormwater runoff as part of green infrastructure. LID emphasizes conservation and use of on-site natural features to protect water quality. Green infrastructure reduces and treats stormwater at its source while delivering environmental, social and economic benefits.
All cities must rely on its citizens to minimize their own impacts on storm water quality and to help maintain healthy waterways. You may want to get involved in a watershed community group, participate in cleanup events, recycle, and read our brochures on storm water pollution prevention.