The City of Bel Aire's storm-water ordinance outlines what should not be introduced into municipal sewage, reporting guidelines, industrial use, and other rules. View the Bel Aire Stormwater Ordinance (PDF),
What is Stormwater Pollution?
As stated on the EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) website, Stormwater discharges are primarily generated by: paved streets, parking lots and building roof tops during rainfall and snow events.
Stormwater runoff is generated when precipitation from rain and snow melt events flows over land or impervious surfaces and does not percolate into the ground. As the runoff flows over the land or impervious surfaces (paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops), it accumulates debris, chemicals, sediment or other pollutants that could adversely affect water quality if the runoff is discharged untreated. The primary method to control storm-water discharges is the use of best management practices (BMP’s).