Stormwater/Drainage

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One of the services the City of Prairie Village provides is stormwater management. This is accomplished through the construction and maintenance of a stormwater management system comprised of curbs, gutters, inlets, pipes, and drainage channels located both underground and at ground level throughout the City.

In order to provide the appropriate level of funding to maintain and operate the stormwater system, the City established a stormwater utility.

City of Prairie Village’s Cost-Share Reimbursement Program 

The City of Prairie Village receives an annual grant from Johnson County for the Stormwater Treatment Facilities (STF) cost-share program.  The program encourages the installation of STFs and is intended to help cover a portion of the cost. The program runs from April 1st to October 31st annually. 

Drainage Permits

If you are constructing an addition on your home, adding a pool or performing any grading on the site more than a "landscape bed", you need a drainage permit from the City's Public Works Department. 

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit

Water pollution degrades surface waters making them unsafe for drinking, fishing, swimming and other activities. As authorized by the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program is designed to prevent stormwater runoff from washing harmful pollutants into local surface waters, such as streams, rivers and lakes. Since its introduction in 1972, the NPDES permit program is responsible for significant improvements to our Nation's water quality.

Stormwater runoff is directed to the storm drain system and flows directly into streams and rivers without treatment. The NPDES permit program requires the city to minimize stormwater pollution by implementing "best management practices" across the city.

The city implements these best management practices by developing five-year Stormwater Management Plan; submitting a NPDES Report; and maintaining compliance with our NPDES Permit.

 If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please contact the city's Public Works department stormwater engineer, Cliff Speegle, at 913-385-4011 or cspeegle@pvkansas.com

 

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