The City of Moore Stormwater Management Program is a comprehensive program comprised of various program elements and activities designed to reduce stormwater pollution to Maximum Extent Practicable (MEP) and eliminate prohibited non-stormwater discharges through a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) municipal stormwater discharge permit. What does this mean to the average person? It means you have to be Stormwater Savvy! City of Moore Stormwater Management Ordinance (pdf)
Moore Creek listed on Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s “Impaired Waters” list. In the 2008 Water Quality report, ODEQ identified high levels of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in Moore Creek, which elevated this creek to the impaired water bodies list. Click here to find out more information.
Public Education is a big part of the program. To make our educational campaign as comprehensive as possible, we have provided our brochures and posters for public distribution.
Land Disturbance Permits & Construction Permits are now required!
To assist our staff in monitoring the quality of the stormwater runoff, new construction projects must submit additional information as to how they will control sedimentation and pollutants from their site. This can be accomplished in two ways: Option 1: Construction Stormwater Permit Transfer. This option is only available to those building within a platted subdivision. Although the easiest option, it may not be available for all builders. To choose this option, the builder and the developer must each execute the permit transfer document. This document certifies that the builder will continue to perform and maintain the inspections and Best Management Practices (BMPs) for their lot(s). Option 2: Construction Storwmater Discharge Permit. This option will generally apply to those projects that are not within a platted subdivision. The builder will be required to submit a Construction Stormwater Discharge Permit Application, along with all supporting materials, such as an erosion control plan, and the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3). The detail of the SWP3 will correspond with the complexity of the project. In all cases, the forms provided for the City’s SWP3 must be filled out and turned in with the application. In addition to the new paperwork requirements, additional drainage inspections have been set up for new construction projects. It should be noted that the builder holds the responsibility to ensure that the developer’s approved drainage plan is protected throughout the project, and that the project does not impact that overall drainage plan. However, the city will do 2 separate stormwater inspections to identify any major lot-specific drainage and/or erosion control issues: Rough-in Stormwater Inspection. This inspection will be performed during the rough-in stage, after all sub-contractors have called in. The stormwater compliance inspector will be looking for drainage swales and lot grading, as well as erosion control BMPs. Final Stormwater Inspection. This inspection will be performed during the final stage, after all sub-contractors have called in. The stormwater compliance inspector will be looking for appropriate sodding, debris in the drainage system, etc.
Part of being Stormwater Savvy is always having a plan. That is the first thing we did as a City, and now this plan is available for public review online. Just remember, this plan is constantly evolving. So check back periodically to see our latest and greatest plan!
To encourage proper disposal of hazardous household waste, the City of Moore has contracted with Oklahoma City to use their state-of-the art facility.
*Free service may reduced based on level of demand. Please call Moore City Hall to confirm pricing, 793-5000. Address: 1621 S. Portland, OKC
Hours of Operation: T-F-9:30 am – 6:00 pm; Sa-8:30-11:30 am
Phone Number: 682-7038 Website: www.okc.gov/services/hh_waste
The Moore City Code calls adding a prohibited substance to the stormwater system an “illicit discharge”. List of common illicit discharges
Dumping any of these items to any street, drainage channel, drainage flume, pond, or creek is illegal. Even if a household product claims to be “environmentally friendly” or “biodegradeable”, it is still not safe or legal to drain to the city’s stormwater system!
If you see an illicit discharge take place, please call 793-5052 to report a “Stormwater Violation” or click here to e-mail the inspector
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