What agency regulates stormwater quality?

In the City of Coppell, stormwater quality is regulated at the federal level by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the state level by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and at the local level by the City of Coppell Environmental Health Division.

As authorized by the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States. Point sources are discrete conveyances such as pipes or man-made ditches. Individual homes do not need an NPDES permit; however, some industrial, municipal, and other facilities must obtain permits if their discharges go directly to surface waters.

Show All Answers

1. What is stormwater?
2. How do I report stormwater pollution?
3. How can grass and leaves be a pollutant since they are found in nature?
4. Why is stormwater quality important?
5. What agency regulates stormwater quality?
6. What is the Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System?
7. What does the Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit require of the City of Coppell?
8. What Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) will the City of Coppell's program include?