Storm Water Management

Storm Water Management Program

Jackson County's Storm Water Management Program was created in 2015 to comply with Phase II of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, part of the Federal Clean Water Act, that requires local governmental agencies to obtain a permit and monitor the storm water runoff in their jurisdictions. The Jackson County Storm Water Management Program is a division of Public Development.


The purpose of the program is to reduce water pollution caused by storm water runoff. Stopping pollution at its source is the most effective way to prevent harmful pollutants from being washed by storm water runoff into our storm drains, and ultimately, our rivers and creeks.

Program Elements

Our program consists of six elements:
  1. Public Education and Outreach
  2. Public Participation
  3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  4. Construction Site Runoff Control
  5. Post-Construction Runoff Control
  6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping
We have also developed specific pages for Businesses, Educators, and Residents where they can obtain more information.
When it Rains it Drains
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Storm Drain

Storm Water Management Plan Document

The Storm Water Management Plan (also known as the SWMP 'swamp' Plan) is the comprehensive overseeing document for the Jackson County Storm Water Management Program.    



2019 MS4 Annual Report and Impaired Water Summary

The 2019 editions of the MS4 Annual Report and Impaired Water Summary are below for review and public comment.  Please review the noted documents and contact Jamie Dove with comments or questions at or (706) 367-5908.