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Stormwater Management

Mission Statement

To protect the health and safety of both the public and the ecosystem. The Public Works Division is the lead in the City’s efforts to protect water quality. The division's goal is to reduce the discharge of pollutants into the storm drain system to the Maximum Extent Practicable (MEP). 

To comply with State Phase II MS4s general permit and Federal regulations, Sachse is required to implement a Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) as a level 2 operator. The SWMP describes certain Best Management Practices (BMPs) that the City will implement in order to comply with the Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) set up for Phase II permitees. These MCMs required by the Phase II Rule include:

  1. Public Education, Outreach, and Involvement 
  2. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) 
  3. Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control
  4. Post-construction Storm Water Management
  5. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations

Approved Sachse’s SWMP MS4 Phase II

Preliminary decision approval for Sachse MS4 from TCEQ

Stormwater management is the effort to analyze, understand and address stormwater runoff from a water quantity and water quality perspective.  It is the mechanism for addressing stormwater runoff for the purposes of reducing downstream erosion, water quality degradation, and flooding and mitigating the adverse effects of changes in land use and runoff characteristics on the aquatic environment
.  Stormwater system is not a part of its sewer system.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention "Up to Us"

The best way to protect storm water runoff quality is to avoid polluting in the first place.  Recycle or properly dispose of household products that contain chemicals, such as insecticides, pesticides, paint, solvents, and used motor oil and other auto fluids.  Don't dump them onto the ground or into storm drains.

The City of Sachse is a participating City in Dallas County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program

Examples of Illicit Discharges

  • Dumping of yard wastes and pet wastes
  • Dumping of fats, oils, and greases
  • Roadway accident spills
  • Sanitary wastewater and direct septic connections
  • Industrial and commercial connections
  • Sediment and erosion from construction sites
  • Blow grass clippings into a nearby storm drain

Outreach Materials                 




For Information On:
Stormwater Management Program

TCEQ Phase II Permit

BMP Activity Volunteer

Report Violations

Illegal Dumping

Polluted Runoff from Construction Sites

To Report Call:                   


Stormwater Management
Billy Ho

3815-B Sachse Road
Sachse, TX 75048


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Report sanitary sewer overflows to 972.495.7600.
If the overflow occurs after business hours please call
972.495.2271, option 2.


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