Stormwater Management Program
CH2OOSE to keep our water clean!
When it rains, stormwater washes over the ground, picking up a variety of pollutants, such as oil, pesticides, metals, and soil. To prevent flooding and safety issues, stormwater travels through the City's storm drain system and is discharged untreated into nearby lakes, streams, and rivers - the ultimate source of our drinking water.
The Stormwater Management Program is the City of Wentzville's ongoing commitment to manage flood risk and comply with state and federal laws to help improve our community's water quality. Do your part to help keep Wentzville's waterways healthy for people, fish, and wildlife. And remember...only rain should go down storm drains.
Mission: Clean Stream & GM Earth Day Festival
Get out this spring and help the environment, help yourself, and be a hero. You have a unique opportunity to promote clean water and improve the environment at this year's event. And you might help yourself by winning prizes such as a NEW CAR!!! Be a Green Hero at the festival this year. Collect a bead at each of the participating booths and redeem them at the Living History booth for prizes. Learn more.
2013-2018 Stormwater Management Plan Complete
The City of Wentzville is permitted under federal and state regulations for stormwater disccharges. The Stormwater Management Plan for the third five-year permit is available online, click here. Please share any comments on the plan using the Contact Us form.
Wentzville Streams Officially Named
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names approved nine names for streams submitted in the City's Stream Naming Contest last summer. This was part of the City's 319 Grant project to increase awareness of water quality and local water resources. Selected names will appear in local, state, and federal maps and publications. Press Release
Dry Branch Watershed: Clear Stormwater & Green Parks
Wentzville was awarded $748,015 for this project from Region VII, US EPA, through Missouri Department of Natural Resources under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. The project addresses nonpoint source pollution by identifying pollutants and sources, and prioritizing and constructing solutions for our community over the next four years. The Dry Branch Watershed includes areas predominantly north of I-70 that drain to McCoy creek. Learn more.
Stormwater Pollution Control Ordinance
Get answers to frequently asked questions about the City's ordinance to prevent pollution: