- Public Works
- Stormwater Quality & Flood Plain Management
Flood Plain Management
Flood Plain Management is a community- based effort to prevent or reduce the risk of flooding resulting in a more resilient community. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states. The City of Liberty oversees development and redevelopment within FEMA Flood Plains through the issuance of City Flood Plain Permits and Elevation Certificates as well as its own Drainage Analysis Guidelines.
Storm Water (Quality) System
The City of Liberty has and administers a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit as required by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The City's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program revolves around Storm Water Quality Storm Water Quality is only possible through a combination of public/private infrastructure, Best Management Practices (BMP's) and Public Participation. City Engineering Staff utilizes a comprehensive Storm Water Management Plan to ensure that the City maintains a high level of Water Quality.
The EPA now considers stormwater pollution to be one of the most significant sources of contamination in our nation's waters. Stormwater from developed areas erodes stream banks and smothers stream beds with sediment.
Urbanization that takes place in any growing city can increase the amount of runoff during heavy rains and reduce downstream water quality. Minimizing these impacts requires careful storm water management.
Accumulated chemicals and bacteria flush off the land and into streams. Poor stormwater management can destroy stream life, pollute drinking water, increase flooding and damage property.
- Stormwater Basics
- Storm Drains are for Rain
- Volunteer Storm Drain Marking Program
- Watch For and Report Stormwater Pollution
- Liberty Stormwater Management Plan
- Stormwater Puzzle (PDF)
Homeowners and Business Owners
You can play a key role in cleaning up our polluted waterways!
- Oil and Water Don’t Mix
- Household Hazardous Waste Collection
- At Your Business
- Additional Stormwater Management Resources
- The Mid-America Council has some easy earth friendly lawn tips and ideas