Sponsored by Veolia

for the City of Bastrop

For more information or to report illegal

discharges into the City's drain system 

please call Veolia Water:  (318) 283-3326

Ordinance No. 07-4120 passed on May 10, 2007. Enacted laws mandate that the City of Bastrop regulate non-storm water discharges into the City's storm drain system. 

Storm Water is made of rain and melted snow that flows over the ground.  As it flows, it can pick-up dirt, debris, household chemicals and other pollutants. These will eventually be deposited into the same waters we use for fishing, swimming and sometimes for drinking.

Attention: Did you know that it is illegal to dump items into the City's storm drains? Anyone that is aware of illegal discharge or dumping anything into the City's storm drain, please contact Veolia Water 318-283-3326.
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Best Management Practices
Storm Water Initial Inspection:
  • call with permit number when all measures are installed and in place.
Storm Water Interim Inspection:
  • is performed as necessary during the construction process.
Storm Water Final Inspection:
  • is performed when site has been stabilized using any of , or combination of the measures listed under Storm Water Final Inspection, 70% density cover .

 less than 1 acre            1 to less than 5 acres             5 acres or more

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STORM WATER INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS - FAQs

STORM WATER INITIAL INSPECTION - What's Required...?


1. Silt fencing, when necessary, around perimeter of grading site installed properly. 2. Storm drain/catch basins protected from debris and runoff using silt fencing/hay bales, etc. 3. Temporary driveway entrances constructed to minimize tracking of sediments onto roadway.




STORM WATER INTERIM INSPECTION - Performed to...?


1. to check on maintenance & integrity of installed protective measures 2. to check discharge points (catch basins, storm drains, etc.) 3. to check for pollution prevention/good housekeeping practices (debris/waste is properly contained, proper material storage/disposal, proper washouts for paint/concrete, proper sanitary waste disposal, etc.)




STORM WATER FINAL INSPECTION - Performed when...?


1. temporary/permanent seeding or sod has been installed; 2. vegetative buffer strips in place; 3. landscaping; 4. all construction debris and trash have been removed from site





DO'S & DON'T

AROUND THE HOUSE


1. DO NOT pour cooking oils down the sink or storm drain. Save used cooking oils in empty containers until the next Hazardous Waste or Collection Day.
2. Do turn off the water when you brush your teeth. Take short showers instead of baths. 3. DO NOT flush diapers, wipes, or feminine products down the toilet; they damage our sewer system mor than anything else. 4. Use earth friendly cleaning products.




PET CARE


1. Clean-up after your pet; yes, even in your own yard. Flushing is best but you could bag and trash it too. Your pet's waste is NOT fertilizer. It is full of harmful bacteria. 2. If left on the ground, it will eventually wash into the public water. Pets waste is harmful to public health.




LAWN CARE


1. DO test your soil before you treat it. Use less additives, a little can do a lot. Water your lawn during the cool times of the day. 2. DON'T overwater your lawn or allow sprinklers water to get on the sidewalk, driveway, or street. It will go into the storm drain with debris and other pollutants. 3. DON'T spread fertilizer or pesticides BEFORE it rains, most of it just washes away. Spread a little fertilizer AFTER it rains and save money. 4. DO vegetate bare spots in your yard. Select native plants and grases that are drought and pest resistant; they require less water, fertilizer and pesticides and they help to prevent soil erosion. 5. DON'T use your hose or leaf blower to push grass or lawn clippings into the storm drain, it is illegal. 6. DO rake or sweep mowed clippings. Compost or recycle yard waste whenever possible. Keep it out of the storm drains.





 CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY REFERENCES

During any construction activity please reference the following: 

CITY OF BASTROP ORDINANCE

Chapter 6 Articles VIII-Article X

LDEQ CONSTRUCTION FOR MORE THAN 5 ACRE

LDEQ CONSTRUCTION FOR MORE THAN 1-5 ACRES

LDEQ BLANK CONSTRUCTION GENERAL PERMIT SWPP

EPA SWPPP GUIDE AND NOTICE OF INTENT

EPA NOTICE OF TERMINATION and APPLICATION

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