The City of Fort Worth's Stormwater Ordinance prohibits illicit discharges to the municipal separate storm sewer system (storm drain), provides for the regulation of mobile commercial cosmetic cleaning (power washers), and regulates stormwater discharges from industrial sources including construction activity. The City of Fort Worth is authorized to inspect and enforce permit regulations for activities that result in discharges to the stormwater system. The EPA lists the City's ordinance as a model real-life example ordinance.
The City of Fort Worth operates under a Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit granted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The permit is held in conjunction with the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD). An annual report of activities conducted for this permit is submitted to the TCEQ.
View the most recent report
A Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) is submitted to TCEQ as part of the TPDES permit renewal process. This is a "living" document and is revised yearly by all permittees.
TCEQ Notice of Receipt of Application and Intent (NORI) to Obtain a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit Amendment - Permit No. WQ0004350000
The City of Fort Worth (CFW) and Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) have applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to amend Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0004350000 (EPA I.D. No TXS000901) to authorize the removal of the phenal test in the dry weather field screening monitoring program and renew the discharges from the municipal separate storm sewer system located within the corporate boundary of the City of Fort Worth, except agricultural lands, in Tarrant, Denton, Johnson, Parker and Wise Counties, Texas. The discharge route is from the municipal separate storm sewer system to surface water in the state. TCEQ received this application on Aug. 30, 2022. The permit application is available for viewing and copying at the Fort Worth City Hall Annex, 908 Monroe Street, Fort Worth, Texas.
See NORI Permit Amendment Application below. Available in alternative languages.