Renewal MS4

Renewal of current Phase II MS4 General Permit - Report                                                           August 2011

The City will be facing its renewal of current SWMP TPDES MS4 General Permit.  It will expire August 2011; the process is considered a vital due-process, as TCEQ will be checking for [full} compliance – no rock will be left unturned (so to speak).  General permit renewal process involves many a subject matter which strictly addresses storm water issues – ground water contamination. 

Our (Town of Horizon City – legal authority) City must meet MCM (Minimum Control Measures) for the renewal approval.  If TCEQ approves of the permit renewal, after a review of documentation submittals during the five year implementation phase-in, then it will issue the permit as having compliance of MCM so imposed on the City.  If it is non-compliance, not fully complied, it will let the City know.  Sanctions and or fines can be imposed. 

Full compliance is an effort that involves the public, construction industry, visitors, and our municipality (Home-Rule entity). 

It is hard to believe that our water run-off can and will drain into a body of water – water contamination is possible.   Presently, our storm water drain system leads to the Mesa Spur Drain – and drains into the Rio Grande River. 

Note:

The surface water source is the Rio Grande River – the ground water sources are the Mesilla Bolson and the Mesa Bolson aquifers.

Aquifer: an undeveloped layer of porous rock, sand, etc. containing water, into which wells can be sunk.

Bolson:  a flat, arid valley surrounded by mauntains and draining into a shallow central lake.

To view a brief summary of the preliminary drafts of the proposed permit and a description of some of the main changes being proposed, please click on the link.

 

Renewal of MS4 - Phase II: General Permit

TOWN OF HORIZON CITY
STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
MS4 – PERMIT NO. TXR 040057

 

Renewal of current Phase II MS4 General Permit - Report                                     August 2011

The City will be facing its renewal of current SWMP TPDES MS4 General Permit.  It will expire August 2011; the process is considered a vital due-process, as TCEQ will be checking for [full} compliance – no rock will be left unturned (so to speak).  General permit renewal process involves many a subject matter which strictly addresses storm water issues – ground water contamination. 

Our (Town of Horizon City – legal authority) City must meet MCM (Minimum Control Measures) for the renewal approval.  If TCEQ approves of the permit renewal, after a review of documentation submittals during the five year implementation phase-in, then it will issue the permit as having compliance of MCM so imposed on the City.  If it is non-compliance, not fully complied, it will let the City know.  Full compliance is an effort that involves the public, construction industry, visitors, and our municipality (Home-Rule entity). 

It is hard to believe that our water run-off can and will drain into a body of water – water contamination is possible.   Presently, our storm water drain system leads to the Mesa Spur Drain – and drains into the Rio Grande River. 

Note:

The surface water source is the Rio Grande River – the ground water sources are the Mesilla Bolson and the Mesa Bolson aquifers.

Aquifer: an undeveloped layer of porous rock, sand, etc. containing water, into which wells can be sunk.

Bolson:  a flat, arid valley surrounded by mountains and draining into a shallow central lake.

To view a brief summary of the preliminary drafts of the proposed permit and a description of some of the main changes being proposed, please click on the link.

SWMP_Yr._Five_-_Proposed_Plans.doc