To protect the health and safety of both the public and the ecosystem. The Public Works Division is the lead in the City’s efforts to protect water quality. The division's goal is to reduce the discharge of pollutants into the storm drain system to the Maximum Extent Practicable (MEP).
To comply with State Phase II MS4s general permit and Federal regulations, Sachse is required to implement a Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) as a level 2 operator. The SWMP describes certain Best Management Practices (BMPs) that the City will implement in order to comply with the Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) set up for Phase II permitees. These MCMs required by the Phase II Rule include:
- Public Education, Outreach, and Involvement
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE)
Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control
Post-construction Storm Water Management
Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
Approved Sachse’s SWMP MS4 Phase II
Preliminary decision approval for Sachse MS4 from TCEQ
Stormwater management is the effort to analyze, understand and address stormwater runoff from a water quantity and water quality perspective. It is the mechanism for addressing stormwater runoff for the purposes of reducing downstream erosion, water quality degradation, and flooding and mitigating the adverse effects of changes in land use and runoff characteristics on the aquatic environment.
Stormwater Pollution Solutions
The best way to protect storm water runoff quality is to avoid polluting in the first place. Recycle or properly dispose of household products that contain chemicals, such as insecticides, pesticides, paint, solvents, and used motor oil and other auto fluids. Don't dump them onto the ground or into storm drains.
Examples of Illicit Discharges
- Dumping of yard wastes and pet wastes
- Dumping of fats, oils, and greases
- Roadway accident spills
- Sanitary wastewater and direct septic connections
- Industrial and commercial connections
- Sediment and erosion from construction sites
|For Information On:
Stormwater Management Program
TCEQ Phase II Permit
BMP Activity Volunteer
Polluted Runoff from Construction Sites
To Report Call:
3815-B Sachse Road
Sachse, TX 75048
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Report sanitary sewer overflows to 972.495.7600.
If the overflow occurs after business hours please call
972.495.2271, option 2.