Stormwater Management

MS4 Storm Water Program

About the Program

The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) is required under the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), a federal program designed to eliminate storm water pollutant discharges to receiving waters of the United States.
History     In 1987, the EPA was required under Section 402 (p) of the Clean Water Act (N40CFR Part 112.26) to establish final regulations governing storm water discharge permit application requirements. The NPDES program is permitted through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and the permit requirements are issued and inspected by ADEM.
In 1996, the first five-year permit (NPDES Permit No. ALS000003) was issued to Shelby County and its eight additional co-permittees. In October 2001 the second term, five-year Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit was issued and administratively extended through order of ADEM.

About City of Pelham’s MS4 Program

The goal is to reduce Non-Point Source (NPS) pollution, which occurs from rain runoff from various sites.
Requirements     The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requires six basic elements to be implemented:

  • Construction Site Runoff Program
  • Industrial / High-Risk Program
  • Pesticide, Herbicide, and Fertilizer Application Program
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Roadway Program
  • Spill Prevention and Response


Quick Links:

Construction Best Management Practices

After The Storm

Household Hazardous Materials Pamphlet

Lawn Fertilizer

Automobile Information After The Storm

Pet Information


To report a problem related to Stormwater problems, please call (205) 620-6416 between the hours of 7:00 A.M.- 3:30 P.M.
Street Department emergencies after normal business hours may be reported to the Pelham Police Department at (205) 620-6550.

If you prefer, you may simply complete the Request for Action Form for Stormwater Run off related activities.