The amendments to the Clean Water Act of 1987 include new regulations for certain small urbanized municipalities, like the City of Southlake, known as the Phase II Final Rule. This regulation requires that the City of Southlake take measures to protect waterways from polluted runoff. These measures are selected and developed by the City to meet three goals: reduce the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable, protect water quality, and satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act.
Stormwater Management Plan
The City of Southlake has produced a Stormwater Management Plan outlining the measures the City will develop over the next five years. These include measures to increase public awareness, increase public involvement in the management of water quality in stormwater, find and eliminated illicit discharges, change municipal operations that may lead to polluted discharges, enforce construction site erosion control, and enforce post-construction site runoff control.