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 3rd 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.