Stormwater is water produced during precipitation events. This includes rain, snow melt, and ice melt. Once the water is on the ground, it can soak into soil, fill lakes and ponds, evaporate, or run into storm sewer systems. Click through the tabs below to learn more about stormwater or check out our Adopt-a-Stream Program to learn how you and your friends can help keep our environment healthy!
Stormwater pollution is everything that flows down the street and enters the storm water drainage system without being cleaned at treatment plants. Anything that flows through the system, besides rainwater, is called stormwater pollution. This runoff is the largest source of pollution in our nation's waterways. It is important that we, as good stewards of the environment, work to keep harmful debris and chemicals out of our waterways!
These common individual behaviors have the potential to generate stormwater pollution:
The City uses requirements set forth in a State of Missouri permit to develop and maintain a Stormwater Management Program Plan (SWMP). This Plan considers individual, household, and public behaviors and activities that can generate pollution within the City.
City of Belton SWMP(PDF, 752KB)
Other educational and involvement opportunities through the Missouri Department of Conservation:
Missouri Stream Team
Who's Monitoring My Watershed Interactive Map
Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Program & Training