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.
For Questions and Concerns regarding Industrial Facility Inspection Program contact:
John Hardy, Industrial Facility Compliance Inspector at (325) 676-6314
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3)
Small Business Local Government Assistance (SBLGA)
The SBLGA program provides technical assistance without the threat of enforcement. For more information please call (800) 447-2827 or visit TexasEnviroHelp.org