As appropriate we coordinate with other agencies and citizens to:
For the past 10 years, the City has collaborated with the to enforce water quality laws, monitor groundwater cleanup sites, oversee household hazardous waste collection, and more. The community’s unique provides strong protection of Missoula's waterway through the regulation of discharges, such as dry cleaner solvents, as well as the use of street deicers. Enforcement and co-permit responsibilities are a partnership as defined by the 2003 Interlocal Agreement. This partnership continues following the creation of the Storm Water Division because both entities have similar goals but different tasks.
The Storm Water Utility Division also works with educational partners such as and the . We are working together to cultivate and develop our future generations as stewards of Missoula's greatest treasures, our water.
The is managed by Montana DEQ to help ensure water quality, with each major municipality participating. Missoula's MS4 five year permit, effective January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2021 requires the City to have a full-time storm water coordinator, increase hands-on education about storm water pollution and prevention, as well as increase public participation.
The 2017 Annual Report reviews the City of Missoula’s Storm Water Division’s activities for the 2017 MS4 permit year. For a broader look at planned activities see Missoula’s Storm Water Management Program (SWMP). This details local pollutants of concern, their reduction, and mitigation in the City of Missoula. Activities described are in accordance with requirements stated in the MT state General MS4 permit. Provide your comments in this online form or by contacting the Storm Water Division.
If you have construction project complaints or suspect illicit discharge, . To reach the general spill hotline during business hours call 406-258-4890, or, for after hours dispatch call 911. Missoula County's MVWQD responds to all illicit discharge complaints.