NPDES Stormwater Program
The City of Newark has joined forces with the University of Delaware in developing a stormwater management program. Our program is in response to the Environmental Protection Agency requirement that entities with less than 100,000 in population have National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit coverage for their storm sewer system by March 10, 2003.
Key Elements of Program
Our stormwater program has six key elements to it:
- Construction Site Runoff Controls
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
- Post-Construction Runoff Controls
- Public Education and Outreach
- Public Involvement and Participation
What We Strive to Accomplish
Together we hope to improve the quality of stormwater runoff reaching our creeks and tributaries. Stopping pollution at its source is the most effective way to prevent harmful pollutants from being washed by stormwater runoff into our storm drains, and ultimately, our creeks and tributaries.
During Business Hours
- Please call the City of Newark's Department of Public Works and Water Resources at 302-366-7000.
After Business Hours
- Please call DNREC's Emergency Response Hotline at 800-662-8802, or dial 911 for emergency assistance.
For questions concerning our Stormwater Program, contact the City of Newark Environmental Coordinator.
Fact Sheets and Brochures
- EPA’s Non Point Source
- EPA NPDES Stormwater Program
- Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)
- DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship
- American Water Resources Association - Delaware Section
- Delaware Nature Society
- Delaware Solid Waste Authority
- Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
- Stormwater Magazine
- Stroud Water Research Center
- University of Delaware Stormwater Program
- UD Water Resources Agency
- DelDOT - Kid's Activity Book
- EPA Non Point Source Kids Page
- The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Kids Page