WATER UTILITY SERVICES

What does stormwater protection mean for my construction site?

The TCEQ administers the statewide Construction General Permit (CGP). This permit requires that work site operators reduce pollutants discharged from their site to the maximum extent practicable. As the local MS4 operator, the City of Waco is able to inspect construction sites and ensure compliance under the CGP.

  • If your site will disturb less than 1 acre of soil:
    Submit an Erosion Control Plan to the City of Waco.
  • If your site will disturb more than 1 acre but less than 5 acres of soil:
    Prepare and implement a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3); post a site notice (obtained from TCEQ); and submit your site notice to the City of Waco.
  • If your site will disturb more than 5 acres of soil:
    Prepare and implement a SWP3; submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to TCEQ; post a site notice (obtained from TCEQ); and submit a copy of your NOI to the City of Waco.
  • **If your site disturbs less than 1 acre of soil but is part of a Larger Common Plan of Development that cumulatively will disturb more than 1 acre of soil but less than 5 acres of soil
    Prepare and implement a SWP3; post a site notice (obtained from TCEQ); and submit your site notice to the City of Waco.
  • **If your site disturbs less than 5 acres of soil but is part of a Larger Common Plan of Development that cumulatively will disturb more than 5 acres of soil
    Prepare and implement a SWP3; submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to TCEQ; post a site notice (obtained from TCEQ); and submit a copy of your NOI to the City of Waco.

Stormwater documents can be submitted in hard copy to the Inspection Services Department with your other building documents or online through MyGov or email.

Construction sites in the City of Waco may be subject to stormwater inspections at any point in the duration of the project. Such an inspection could include:

  • A review of your stormwater documentation: erosion control plan, SWP3, NOI, or site notice (as applicable)
  • An assessment of your site and BMPs: silt fences, construction entrances, concrete washouts, etc.

Have questions, comments, or concerns? Contact us by email or phone: 254-750-8006 or 254-750-1660