Stormwater regulations apply to construction sites,
industrial facilities and municipalities such as the City of
Mesa. The City of Mesa operates under a Municipal Stormwater Permit issued by the Arizona
Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) effective August 30, 2010. This
requires the City to
develop a Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) identifying various best management practices (BMPs)
to be implemented to reduce stormwater pollutants.
Examples of BMPs are conducting household hazardous waste
collection events, inspecting retention basins for pollutants,
disseminating public education materials and screening
stormwater discharge points for pollutants.
The Municipal Stormwater Permit also
requires the City to develop and enforce an ordinance that
prohibits the discharge of polluntants to the City's storm drain
system and to post a copy of the City's SWMP and the most recent annual report on the City's website. Click the links below to access these documents.
Learn more about the City of
Mesa's stormwater program and requirements
The City of Mesa is a proud member of STORM.