Frequently Asked Questions about Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Superior StormWater Services, LLC is the Southwest’s leading resource for stormwater pollution prevention. We offer the services, information and references you need to keep your construction and industrial operations ecologically responsible. We have compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about stormwater pollution and pollution prevention to help you understand the importance of effective SWPPPs.

What Is Stormwater Pollution?

Stormwater pollution occurs when pollutants such as sediment, debris and chemicals come into contact with water from storm events—rainfall, snowfall, snow melt and run-off. Without proper mitigation, polluted stormwater flows into local waterbodies where it affects the natural ecosystems and may even infiltrate and contaminate potable water sources.

Why Is Stormwater Pollution Prevention Important?

Stormwater pollution prevention is important to keep natural waterbodies and the ecosystems they support healthy.

Who Regulates Stormwater Pollution Prevention?

In New Mexico, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the primary permitting agency. However, New Mexico Environmental Department, counties and local municipalities may also have permitting regulations. Contact Superior StormWater Services, LLC in Albuquerque, NM to identify all regulatory authorities over your construction project or industrial activities.

Who Needs an NPDES Permit?

Any contractor—residential or commercial—who will be disturbing one or more acres of earth must acquire a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Projects that are part of a larger development must get a permit regardless of the size of individual project site.

Some industrial facilities may require NPDES permits for ongoing activities (not just new construction). If you are not sure whether your operations require NPDES permitting, contact Superior StormWater Services, LLC to learn more.

How Do I Get an NPDES Permit?

In order to acquire an NPDES permit, you must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) on the EPA’s electronic (eNOI) system. In order to comply with permit requirements, your project or facility must develop a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP). The certified professionals at Superior StormWater Services, LLC provide comprehensive services, including consultation, installation, inspection and maintenance, to create an effective and cost-effective SWPPP.

More resources to develop or update your SWPPP are available through our client intranet and our experienced team. Contact Superior StormWater Services, LLC with your questions.

Cost-effective stormwater pollution prevention solutions

Call us at 505-433-3693 for SWPPP services.


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