Stormwater Program

The City of San Benito along with surrounding cities in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Storm Water Group, have a stormwater management plan (SWMP), which includes best management practices developed for each of the following seven minimum control measures:

  • PUBLIC EDUCATION, OUTREACH, AND INVOLVEMENT BMPs
  • ILLICIT DISCHARGE DETECTION ELIMINATION BMPs
  • CONSTRUCTION SITE STORM WATER RUNOFF CONTROL BMPs
  • POST-CONSTRUCTION STORM WATER MANAGEMENT IN NEW DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT BMPs
  • POLLUTION PREVENTION/GOOD HOUSEKEEPING FOR MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS BMPs
  • IMPAIRED RECEIVING WATERBODIES WITH AND WITHOUT TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS BMPs
  • LEGAL AUTHORITY BMPs
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Relationship between the Clean Water Act and the City of San Benito The MS4 general permit authorizes the discharge of storm water to surface water in the state from small MS4s that are located in an urbanized area as defined by the U. S Census Bureau.

‘What is an MS4?

A municipal separate storm water system (MS4) is a system that is owned or operated by a public agency  examples: cities, towns, municipals utility districts,   drainage  districts,  state and/or federal agencies. The separate storm sewer system consists of ditches, curbs, gutters, storm waters and similar means of conveying or collection stormwater runoff that do not connect with a wastewater collection system or a wastewater treatment plant for treatment.

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               Contact us on the phone during business hours (956) 361-3800 EXT 403 or 409 or by email any time. Stormwater@cityofsanbenito.com  or file a complaint in   the Complaint section.