The city of St. Joseph implements a Stormwater Management Program to ensure compliance with state and federal standards regarding stormwater control and treatment. This program is required by the city’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. MS4 permits are issued under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program of the federal Clean Water Act to reduce discharges of pollutants in stormwater to streams and rivers. The city’s Stormwater Management Plan describes the program and activities the city implements to reduce pollutants in stormwater as required by its MS4 permit. This program will help St. Joseph care for our infrastructure, new developments, and our environment.