The federal government as part of the Clean Water Act has mandated that local governments, such as Bexar County, establish a storm water quality program to protect our rivers and streams from pollutants found in storm water run off. This program is very important to Bexar County since pollutants in our storm water can enter the Edwards Aquifer which is our primary source of drinking water.
In October 2008, Bexar County will begin implementing its federally mandated Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program. This program will include inspections to reduce pollutants around construction sites and new developments, maintenance projects to improve storm water quality and services to detect illegal discharges in storm water runoff. The program will also include public education on the impact of storm water pollution.
In order to fund the program, the County will begin collecting a Federal Storm Water Quality Fee. This fee is dedicated for the sole purpose of preventing pollution and improving our storm water quality. The fee will be identified on your property tax bill and only apply to property owners with improved land located in the unincorporated area of Bexar County. The rate will vary by lot size and property use but the average homeowner will only pay $10-$13 annually. If you are within the city limits of San Antonio or any other suburban city, you will not be charged this fee.
Bexar County Federal Stormwater Fact Sheet
Federal Stormwater Requirements
Bexar County’s Federal Stormwater Regulations
Federal Stormwater Program Fee Schedule
Annual Report on Stormwater Quality Program
EPA Quick Facts for home owners (long)
EPA Quick Facts for home owners (short)
UDC Stormwater Quality Requirement
TCEQ link to Storm Water Permits for Construction
TCEQ link to STEERS website (Electronic NOI and NOT)
Instruction on STEERS
TCEQ link to Forms and Instructions (NOI, NOC, NOT)
Bexar County Community Presentation on Storm Water Quality Program
Minimum Control Measures (MCM)
Environmentally Sensitive Areas
Bexar County Public Works Department