Las Vegas and Clark County regulations are compliant with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Water Pollution Control Stormwater Discharge Permit Program requirements.
The quality of Southern Nevada’s water is important to the future of our community. Unlike water discharged from point sources such as industries or sewage treatment facilities, stormwater pollution is caused by everyday activities in our community. In the Las Vegas Valley, rainwater that falls onto streets, driveways, lawns, etc., is channeled into the storm drain and flows untreated to the Las Vegas Wash and Lake Mead. As this water moves across the Valley into the Wash, it carries with it pollutants from our cars, our lawn fertilizers, our pets, and many of our other activities.
The Stormwater Quality Management Committee (SQMC) is made up of Clark County, City of Las Vegas, City of Henderson, City of North Las Vegas, and the Regional Flood Control District. Together, these entities work to manage stormwater pollution in the Valley through the administration of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. A NPDES permit renewal occurred in March 2010 and requires that the SQMC produce a Stormwater Management Plan to manage the program. Please visit the SQMC website for more information on the permit and planning process.
Building and grounds maintenance requires good housekeeping practices as a method to control discharge of pollutants from your site. These procedures include maintenance activities and schedules, procedures for the proper disposal of waste, and long-term inspection and maintenance procedures for all portions of your site including:
Guidance on design and maintenance of best management practices provided in this BMP Guidance Manual represents best practices in the industry, and establishes minimum standards of performance.
Maintenance of BMPs
Clark County Stormwater Management Page
Las Vegas BMP Guidance Manual (Lists maintenance guidelines by BMP)