Public Works Department Certified as Bronze Integrated Stormwater Management Program Community
By Amberley Shelby, Public Works Department
Posted on May 08, 2023, May 08, 2023

Public Works iSWM

The City of Arlington Public Works Department was recently certified as a Bronze Integrated Stormwater Management (iSWM) Program Certified Community by the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). The certification, which was awarded at the April 11, 2023, City Council meeting, signifies that Arlington has met the iSWM Program’s criteria for best practices in stormwater management. The iSWM Program is a regionally recognized cooperative initiative that helps cities and counties achieve their goals in three areas: water quality protection, streambank protection and flood mitigation.

The iSWM Program is a comprehensive approach to managing stormwater that aims to minimize the negative impact of stormwater runoff in the environment and improve water quality. It includes a range of best practices and strategies for managing stormwater, such as implementing regulations that reduce the volume of runoff, improve water quality and encourage the use of site designs that integrate both green and gray infrastructure.

Click here to learn more about the iSWM Certification Program (NCTCOG).

To become certified, Arlington had to complete several steps, including the implementation of stormwater design criteria and ordinances that meet the iSWM Program’s Criteria. This criteria includes best management practices for site runoff, post-construction stormwater management and illicit discharge detection and elimination.

Arlington’s certification as a Bronze iSWM Certified Community demonstrates its commitment to flood mitigation, environmental stewardship and sustainable development. By becoming a certified iSWM community, the City of Arlington has demonstrated that it upholds these standards in your engineering regulations and development ordinances.

Click here to learn more about the City’s the Stormwater Management programs.

The City of Arlington is now among the list of certified iSWM communities in North Texas, which include the Cities of Celina, Corinth, Denton, Fort Worth, Frisco, Grand Prairie, Irving, Kennedale, and Plano.

During the presentation to City Council, NCTCOG’s Casey Cannon recognized Amy Cannon, Public Works Assistant Director and Council Member Andrew Piel, who currently serves as the President of the NCTCOG Executive Board.

To learn more about the Public Works Department’s programs and services, visit the department’s website.

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