The Environmental Services Division, in coordination with the Development
Services Department and the Engineering and Maintenance Divisions of Public
Works, is developing a comprehensive stormwater management program for
the City of Springfield. This comprehensive approach provides Springfield
with the framework and tools to address stormwater issues on the local,
regional, and watershed levels. Issues include collection and discharge
of the runoff, as well as program development and implementation to enhance
the quality of stormwater runoff to protect threatened species.
These efforts are in response to the listing of Chinook salmon as a threatened
species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and our required permitting
under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase
II. This federal permit requires the city to monitor and enhance stormwater
quality, and maintain basic water quality standards.
The comprehensive stormwater plan will include six minimum control measures
required under NPDES Phase II: illicit discharge detection and elimination;
public education; public involvement/participation; construction site
runoff control; post-construction runoff control, and pollution prevention
/ good housekeeping practices for municipal operations.
Other elements of the plan include identifying existing stormwater system
deficiencies and plans to correct those deficiencies, and planning new
stormwater systems to accommodate new growth.
For information regarding stormwater, call 541-726-3674.
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Last updated April 1, 2008