Industrial Facility Inspection Program
Activities that take place at industrial facilities, such as material production, processing, handling and storage, are often exposed to atmospheric conditions like rain, snow, sleet and wind. Weather conditions can cause pollutants from these facilities to enter adjacent waterways and impact the local water quality. As rain or snow and ice melt comes into contact with these materials, it picks up pollutants and transports them to nearby storm drain sewer systems, creeks, and other water resources. This stormwater runoff can be a significant source of water pollution in local waterways.
The Stormwater Management Division is responsible for ensuring that industrial facilities in the City of Abilene are in compliance with all required stormwater discharge permits and regulations. Therefore Stormwater Services staff regularly inspects these facilities in order to reduce and/or eliminate the potential discharge of pollutants into surface waters adjacent to these facilities along with minimizing the impact on the larger watershed.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3)
Small Business Local Government Assistance (SBLGA)
The SBLGA is a division of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) dedicated to assisting small businesses and local governments understand and comply with state environmental rules and regulations. This is a free service, entirely separate from TCEQ's enforcement program, with a real person here in Abilene for face-to-face conversation.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
1977 Industrial Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79602
Direct Phone: 325-698-6104
Office Phone: 325-698-9674
Industrial Workshop Resources
- City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Industrial and High-Risk Runoff Program Presentation (PDF)
- Industrial Stormwater 101 Presentation (PDF)
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Templates
- Compliance Assistance Hotline Number: 800-447-2827
- Small Business and Local Government Compliance Assistance
- TCEQ Assistance Tools