Stormwater Ordinance Updates

Stormwater Management Program
  1. Public Works

    Physical Address
    201 1st Ave. E.
    Kalispell, MT 59901

    Phone: 406-758-7720

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Email or attend the public hearing on 10/21/19.


The City of Kalispell is permitted by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) under the General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (Small MS4s). The purpose of the permit is to protect local water quality by reducing and preventing urban stormwater pollutants from entering the storm system and local water bodies. 

The 5-year permit (2017-2021) requires the City to develop and maintain a stormwater program. The permit has yearly programmatic requirements the City must develop, implement, and sustain. In permit year three (2019), the City is required to implement and enforce a new postconstruction stormwater management program that includes annual inspections of both public and private stormwater features. 

The proposed Stormwater Ordinance combines and updates the existing stormwater ordinances regarding construction -1600 (erosion and sediment) and illicit discharges -1634, adds language to support the required post-construction stormwater management program, and updates the enforcement section.

Council Meetings & Work Sessions (Subject to Change)

09/23/20197 PMCity Council Work Session - Stormwater Management Program RequirementsCity Hall Council Chambers
10/07/20197 PMCity Council Meeting - Resolution of Intent for Public Hearing for New Stormwater OrdinanceCity Hall Council Chambers
7 PM
City Council Meeting - Public Hearing for New Stormwater OrdinanceCity Hall Council Chambers
11/04/20197 PMCity Council Meeting - 1st Reading on Proposed Stormwater Ordinance 1831City Hall Council Chambers
11/18/197 PMCity Council Meeting - 2nd Reading of Proposed Stormwater Ordinance 1831 & Resolution 5948 (Stormwater Enforcement Response Plan)
City Hall Council Chambers

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