The City of Los Fresnos along with surrounding cities in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Storm Water Group, have a stormwater management plan (SWMP), which includes best management practices developed for each of the following seven minimum control measures:Public education and outreach program Public involvement / participation Illicit discharge detection and elimination Construction site water runoff control Post-construction stormwater management in new development and redevelopment Pollution prevention / good housekeeping measures for municipal operations authorization for municipal construction activities best management practices
Relationship between the Clean Water Act and the City of Los Fresnos The MS4 general permit authorizes the discharge of storm water to surface water in the state from small MS4s that are located in an urbanized area as defined by the U. S Census Bureau.
‘What is an MS4?
A municipal separate storm water system (MS4) is a system that is owned or operated by a public agency examples: cities, towns, municipals utility districts, drainage districts, state and/or federal agencies. The separate storm sewer system consists of ditches, curbs, gutters, storm waters and similar means of conveying or collection stormwater runoff that do not connect with a waste water collection system or a waste water treatment plant for treatment.
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