We want to hear from you! By August 12

Springfield, like many other cities and counties throughout the United States, is required by the federal Clean Water Act to obtain a stormwater permit, referred to as a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. This permit is aimed at protecting and improving water quality in our local creeks and rivers. The permit authorizes the City of Springfield to discharge stormwater runoff from the municipal stormwater system to the Willamette and McKenzie rivers and includes required best management practices described in a Stormwater Management Plan. In Oregon, the NPDES permitting program is administered by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

In June 2021, the DEQ renewed the City’s municipal stormwater permit known as the Modified Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit. Springfield’s permit went into effect on June 1, 2021. The City will continue to implement all of the Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) best management practices developed under the previous permit and has begun working on program revisions, as needed, in order to implement the new permit. The current SWMP will remain in effect until DEQ approves the proposed Stormwater Management Program Document (Springfield’s MS4 Plan), required by the new Modified MS4 General Permit.

Springfield is making its proposed MS4 Plan available for community input and feedback.

You can review documents by clicking on the following links:

You can provide input and feedback by:

  • Writing to: Development & Public Works Department, City of Springfield, Attn: Sunny Washburn, 225 Fifth Street, Suite 101, Springfield, Oregon 97477
  • Emailing: waterresources@springfield-or.gov, note in the subject “MS4 Plan Feedback”.

Springfield’s updated draft MS4 Plan will be open for community input until August 12, 2022.

Click the photo to view the Stormwater plan on which we’re seeking feedback. Due August 12.