The City of Jersey Village has developed a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. This program addresses storm water quality management issues typical of a growing residential community.
* To report illicit discharges into the city's storm sewer system, please call 713-466-5824
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
The City of Jersey Village has a MS4 program that addresses the conveyance or system of conveyances that is owned and operated by a governmental entity and used for collecting or conveying storm water. The City of Jersey Village created a Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) to manage the quality of discharges from the MS4. The SWMP includes best management practices and schedules for implementation to address 5 Minimal Control Measures (MCMs).
- Public Education, Outreach and Involvement
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control
- Post-Construction Storm Water Management in New Development and Redevelopment
- Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping Measures for Municipal Operations
Stormwater is precipitation that does not soak into the ground, but instead runs off the surface. As stormwater flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt and other pollutants. Stormwater flows directly into storm sewer systems and water bodies such as lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands, or coastal waters. In most cases, whatever enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the water bodies we use for swimming, fishing, and drinking water supply.
KEEP OUR STORM DRAINS CLEAR OF TRASH AND DEBRIS
When grass clipping, leaves, or other debris are washed or dumped into our storm sewer inlets, drainage can be delayed or blocked. To prevent this, sweep up grass clippings from paved surfaces and dispose of them properly. Compost or mulch yard waste when possible. Rake leaves regularly so they remain out of the streets and gutters. Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly so excess chemicals do not wash into the storm drain and pollute water bodies. Ensure all trash and recyclables are properly secured and disposed. Performing these standard practices will help keep the storm sewer clean from pollutants and help prevent flooding.
STORM DRAINS ARE FOR RAIN WATER ONLY
By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep common pollutants off the ground and out of the storm sewer system. Clean up spilled fluids with absorbent materials and don’t rinse into a nearby storm drain. Recycle used oil and other automotive fluids at service stations. When walking your pet, pick up pet waste and dispose of it properly. Whenever possible, drain your pool or spa into the sanitary sewer system (permit required). Adopt these healthy household habits and help protect our water bodies.
The City of Jersey Village is seeking volunteers to install markers on all storm sewer inlets within the City. These markers assist in preventing pollutants from entering the storm sewer system by means of illegal dumping. This volunteer activity is a requirement outlined in the City’s Storm Water Management Program. Participants will be trained how to effectively install the inlet markers and educated on the importance of the stormwater quality. For volunteer opportunities please contact the MS4 Administrator at (713) 466-2133.
As required by our TPDES Permit we submit annual reports on our MS4 program. You can view those annual reports by clicking on the link below.
TCEQMS4 Storm Water Permitting