Stormwater Management Plan
DeSoto County's Phase II Stormwater Management Plan
In February 2003, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors approved a Stormwater Management Plan. The Stormwater Management Plan was updated in 2020. The plan outlines a series of activities to be performed to improve the water quality of runoff.
Included are such things as an education program to inform members of the public and businesses of the effects of their activities, a new ordinance that will effectively prohibit the disposal of anything except stormwater into our ditches, creeks, and streams, controls on construction activities, standards for design of new developments, and a program to assure that county operations themselves are clean.
DeSoto County Stormwater Program
The DeSoto County Stormwater Program is required by its NPDES Permit to impose controls to reduce the discharge of pollutants to its MS4. There are six general requirements that the County must do to comply with the permit.
- Construction Site Runoff Control
- Post-Construction Runoff Control
- Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping
- Public Education and Outreach
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Public Participation and Involvement
1. Illegal Dumping and Improper Disposal of Household Hazardous Wastes, Automobile Wastes and Disposal of Litter and Debris
2. Erosion and Sedimentation Associated with Construction and Development
3. Leaking Septic Tanks and Sewage Pollution
4. Impaired Waterbodies and TMDL Programs
5. General Urban Stormwater Runoff from Streets, Parking Lots, Driveways, Industrial Sites, Commercial Sites, Agricultural Fields, etc. The Program components include Public Education, Public Involvement, Illicit Discharges Detection and Elimination, Construction Site Runoff Controls, Post Construction Runoff Controls, and Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping.