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Stormwater Runoff Management

Urban Watershed
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from Mid American Regional Council,
Kansas City, Missouri

Storm Drain
Storm Drain

When water falls to the earth as rain, snow or ice; most of it seeps into the ground. If the ground is saturated, frozen, or has a road, sidewalk or paved surface the water flows over land creating what is called stormwater runoff. This stormwater runoff may carry off soil, pet waste, pesticides, fertilizers, oil, litter, and other pollutants into storm drains and it flows directly into local streams, rivers and lakes without treatment.

Will you help reduce stormwater runoff? Click on the items under “What I can Do” to participate.

 What Can I Do?

 Water Quality Education Videos


 Help Identify

Stormwater Ordinances For:

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MS4 Compliance

Additional Information



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Stormwater Runoff Hours Sarah Fijell Phone Numbers
City Hall 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Stormwater Engineer P: (913) 573-5400
701 N 7th Street Monday - Friday Email F: (913) 573-5435
Suite 715      
Kansas City, KS      

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