Storm Water Quality


 City of Oklahoma City
 

Fall 2014 Industrial Workshop

Date/Time: October 8 or October 9th, 2014

Registration at 8:00am

Workshop 8:30am - 12:30pm

Location: OKC Zoo at the Rosser Conservation
Education Center Auditorium

2101 NE 50 Street, Oklahoma City

Click here for More Info/Registration Form


Adopt a City Street



Cities partner to offer low cost rain barrels

The City of Oklahoma City, Yukon, Midwest City and the Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance (COSWA) are partnering to encourage residents to conserve water and reduce pollution through the use of rain barrels.

The discounted rain barrels are offered online at
www.upcycle-products.com starting at $61 plus $2.50 online handling fee. Click on the right side of the web page and choose West Metro/Yukon.

“Rain barrels are a way for homeowners to save money by saving water,”
Oklahoma City’s Environmental Protection Manager Raymond Melton said. “Not only can they use the water collected in the rain barrel to water their gardens, they are also actively helping the environment by reducing pollution in local streams and rivers.”

Rain barrels ordered online can be picked up from noon – 4 p.m. on July 18 or 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on July 19 at 1035 Industrial Drive in Yukon.

Future rain barrel pick up events will take place in Midwest City in October 2014 and Oklahoma City in March 2015.

Bring your online order confirmation to the pickup event. For more information about this special event contact Kacie Horton at 297-1774.


Construction Workshop Presentations


See What We Are Seeing  - Presentation

What We Do  - Presentation

OKR10 Presentation 
 


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What is SWQ?


 
( Now In Spanish, See below)

  


Downstream  - 1st Quarter 2014


Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and the Storm Water Quality Division (SWQ) recently received the Patriot Award presented by the Department of Defense for Extraordinary Support of Employees serving in the Oklahoma National Guard and Reserve. SSG Bruce D. Teel, SWQ Environmental Technician, recently spent 10 months serving our nation in Afghanistan, 7000 miles away from home. During this time SWQ supported Bruce and his fellow servicemen by sending care packages and prayers. Upon his return Bruce nominated the City for this prestigious award.  

According to Brigadier General Tom DeSpain “The Patriot Award was created to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nations call to serve.”  


Computers and computer monitors have become indispensable to the strength and growth of the state's economy and the quality of life of its citizens. Equally important is the protection of our state's environment and natural resources. The purpose of the Oklahoma Computer Equipment Recovery Act is to establish a convenient and environmentally sound recovery program for the collection , recycling and reuse of computers and computer monitors that have reached the end of their useful lives.


Click here for the Oklahoma Computer Equipment Recovery Act
 

 
 
 

 

SWQ Videos!!!

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City warns residents not to release swimming pool water into storm drains:

 
As swim season winds down swimming pool owners preparing to drain their pool are reminded that it is illegal to discharge chlorinated pool water down their neighborhood storm drain. 

 According to Storm Water Quality supervisor Raymond Melton, water that flows from neighborhoods down storm drains is not filtered before it flows into the Canadian River, South Canadian River, Deer Creek basin and Deep Fork basin.   

 “Native fish and small aquatic life living in our rivers don’t have a tolerance for even the smallest amounts of chlorine and other pollution,” said Melton. “Having a healthy aquatic life is important to the City’s eco-system.”

 If your pool isn’t connected to a sanitary sewer line for draining, the water must be de-chlorinated before releasing it into a storm drain.  Under the Oklahoma City Municipal Code, fines can range from $200 -$1,000 per day for each violation.

 Oklahoma City’s Curbs to Creeks program is a volunteer effort to mark storm drains in Oklahoma City with a sticker reminding people that the water that goes into drains flows into our rivers. Those interested in marking drains in their neighborhood can call 297-1774. 

 For more information about storm drain contamination or to report a violation, call 297-1774.


Summer Programs and School Programs
Need an interactive program for your summer classes or next school year? Programs are available for any grade or youth group. Contact 297-1774 to schedule storm water activities including aquatic insects, stream hydrology, storm sewers, and the water cycle.


Storm Water Training Workshops
Storm Water Quality holds bi-annual workshops for contractors, developers and industrial facilities/businesses permitted with Oklahoma City.  These workshops cover any regulatory changes or developments that have changed, and they are also a great venue to answer any questions about the different aspects of the storm water program.


 Need a Speaker?
Our staff is available to speak to your club on topics related to storm water or The City of Oklahoma City’s Storm Water program.


Stormwater Quality Management
Raymond Melton, Division Head
420 West Main, 3rd Floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 405-297-1774
Fax:   405-297-1770
E-mail:
jessica.gravlin@okc.gov