Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
(MS4) Program

In 1990, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated regulations establishing Phase I of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) storm water program.  The Phase I program for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) requires operators of “medium” and “large” MS4s that generally serve populations of 100,000 or greater to implement a storm water management program as a means to control to the maximum extent practicable (MEP) polluted discharges from certain municipal, industrial and construction activities into the MS4.  These “Phase I” stormwater regulations were incorporated into Section 402(p) of the Clean Water Act as part of the existing NPDES permit rules that address point source discharges.  As a result, urban nonpoint source runoff became regulated as a point source. 

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) presently has primary jurisdiction over permitting and enforcement of the Storm Water Program for Alabama.  The City of Montgomery was issued NPDES Permit Number ALS000004 on 25 September 2013.  The City’s NPDES Permit became effective on 1 October 2013 and will expire on 30 September 2018.  The City of Montgomery is required to develop and implement a Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) in accordance with the NPDES Permit requirements. 

The information presented below is intended to provide general educational materials about stormwater issues in our community.  Please contact the Engineering Department at (334) 625-2690 if additional information is needed.

Stormwater Management Program (SWMP)
Plan & Annual Reports

The City’s SWMP Plan and Annual Reports can be viewed on ADEM’s e-file website at http://app.adem.alabama.gov/eFile/
To view these documents use the following directions:

  1. Media Area check “Water”

  2. Permit Number enter ALS000004

  3. Click the “Search” button

All documents the City has submitted to ADEM are available for viewing.

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