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Storm Water Program


Storm Water Program Coordinator:


  Dallas Grossman  E-mail

  Phone:  701.328.5242

 

  Luci Snowden  E-mail

  Phone:  701.328.5239

 

  Patrick Schuett  E-mail

  Phone:  701.328.5235 

 

  Dan Weber E-mail

  Phone: 701.328.5285

 

 
  Fax:  701.328.5200
 

  Mail:

     North Dakota Department of Health

     Division of Water Quality

     918 East Divide Avenue, 4th Floor

     Bismarck, ND 58501-1947


STORMWATER PAGES
CONSTRUCTION                                   INDUSTRIAL
MINING, EXTRACTION & PAVING MATERIAL PREPARATION
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEMS

UPDATES - 

The mining, extraction, and paving material preparation stormwater general permit NDR32-0000 and the municipal separate storm sewer permit NDR04-0000 are currently under administrative extension.


Presentations from the 2014 NDWPCC Stormwater Workshop

 


 

Storm water runoff and snow melt pick up chemicals, bacteria, sediment, and debris from roads, lawns, construction sites, industrial facilities, etc.... This polluted runoff flows to storm sewers and directly to rivers, lakes and streams.  Urban areas have been expanding and more vegetated ground has been covered by pavement and other impervious surfaces which has lead to the increase in velocity of storm water runoff.  The increase in velocity of storm water runoff has been shown to increase surface water temperatures and erode natural drainage channels.  Ultimately, all these factors combine to damage aquatic habitat which in turn diminishes the capacity for water bodies to support our recreation practices and water supplies.

The North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Water Quality monitors water bodies in the state through the Surface Water Program.  This program uses the monitoring data to determine if a water body is impaired for a pollutant.   If it is determined that a water body is impaired, the water body is included in the ND 303(d) List which lists impaired water bodies along with their specific pollutants which have caused the impairment.  Please review this list if you would like to know if a water body in your area is impaired.

The intent of the storm water discharge program is to minimize the amount of pollutants in storm water runoff to improve water quality.  Most of the ways we prevent storm water pollution are through the use of best management practices.  There are many best management practice literature and guides found on the internet.  We have created an MS4 Resource List which contains many of these resources.  The MS4 Resource List can be viewed by selecting the WW Links button at the left side menu on this page.

EPA has a website that provides a great deal of information on storm water discharge best management practices and watershed management.  

 


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Last Updated: 07/24/2014