Storm Water Management
Construction Site Storm Water RunoffConstruction activities that disturb more between one and five acres of land are required to obtain a Land Disturbance Permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MODNR). In addition to a MODNR permit, a City Erosion and Sediment Control Permit is required for activities that disturb an area greater than 200 square feet. Prior to obtaining a City permit, the applicant shall submit application to the City’s Department of Community Development. An erosion and sediment control plan that implements best management practices (BMP) for controlling construction site runoff is required for both permits. BMPs are methods and/or products used to control erosion and protect water quality. Examples of BMPs include silt fence and straw bale dikes.
Inspection of construction site runoff is a joint effort between the Community Development Department and the Public Works Department. The City has implemented an erosion and sediment control ordinance to enforce penalties for construction sites not in compliance. If you have any questions about construction site runoff control, please contact the Public Works Department at (816) 436-5442 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.