Storm Water Management

Midlothian's Plan

Midlothian’s Storm Water Management Plan is part of a nationwide effort to protect natural water bodies from pollution. This program is mandated by USEPA under the NPDES Phase II Regulations. Storm drains are not connected to the sanitary sewer system or treatment facilities. Urban runoff and the pollutants it carries flow directly into our creeks, canals and lakes.

Midlothian’s Plan has been submitted and approved by EPA, which outlines several Best Management Practices. Our goal is to implement those BMP’s in a timely, consistent manner that provides the best prevention of pollution. We also monitor the activities of contractors who develop property to ensure that their actions do not have a negative impact on the storm water quality.

Some Ways You Can Help

  • Use dry cleanup methods, like brooms, mops or wire brushes, instead of using a hose.
  • Closely monitor irrigation systems to prevent over irrigation. Irrigation runoff can transport fertilizers, pesticides and other pollutants to the storm drain system.
  • Consider planting native vegetation.
  • Keep dumpsters and trash cans closed.
  • Clean up clippings from your regular lawn maintenance. Do not leave them or allow them to flow into a storm drain.
  • Report Illegal Dumping

Call us at (708) 389-9658 if you see anyone dumping anything other than storm water in to a storm sewer.