Storm Water Management Program

History of our program

The City of Temple received its first Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit in 2008 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  We are currently entering our 2nd permit term under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES; in Texas it is TPDES).
MS4 Permit

TCEQ Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Small MS4 General Permit Authorization #TXR040037

About our program

The City of Temple and the community developed a program to meet state and federal requirements related to stormwater.  The objective of the Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) is to reduce pollution that travels into our waterways. 
Storm Water Management Plan


What we do

Several departments within the City are instrumental in implementing this plan.  The City of Temple staff:

  •     maintains the storm drainage systems               
  •     inspects the industrial and construction sites               
  •     performs stormwater sampling               
  •     investigates suspicious discharges               
  •     participates in public outreach and education