Management Plan & Code

Polluted storm water runoff is commonly transported through Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), from which it is discharged untreated into local water bodies. To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4, operators must obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and develop a storm water management program.

  • Phase I, issued in 1990, requires medium and large cities or certain counties with populations of 100,000 or more to obtain NPDES permit coverage for their storm water discharges.
  • Phase II, issued in 1999, requires regulated small MS4s in urbanized areas, as well as small MS4s outside the urbanized areas that are designated by the permitting authority, to obtain NPDES permit coverage for their storm water discharges.

The objective of our Storm Water Management Plan is to inform all citizens of ways to practice good stewardship to the environment and improve its quality for future generations. Programs developed under the Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) focus on meeting federal and state regulatory requirements, while creating attainable goals and outcomes in pollutant reduction.

Please feel free to view the City of Hastings Storm Water Management Plan and our annual reports submitted to the State of Nebraska. Questions or comments are always welcome.

Visit Document Central to view our management plan and reports.

The Storm Water Management code is contained in the Hastings City Code, Chapter 42.