This program address the source of stormwater discharges which can adversely affect the quality of our County's waters. We inspect and approve permits for construction sites and projects. Bexar County's Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program was established in 2008. The purpose of this program is to address the sources of stormwater discharges which adversely affect the quality of our county's waters. The program utilizes permitting and inspections of construction sites, maintenance projects, public education and outreach, and illegal discharge detection to keep our rivers, lakes, and streams healthy. There are 6 areas that the program focuses on:
In order to fund the program, the county collects a Federal Stormwater Quality Fee. This fee is dedicated to the sole purpose of preventing pollution and improving our stormwater quality. The fee will be identified on your property tax bill and only apply to property owners with improved land located in the unincorporated area of Bexar County. The rate will vary by lot size and property use but the average homeowner will only pay $10 to $14 annually. If you are within the city limits of San Antonio or any other suburban city, you will not be charged this fee.
The Olmos Basin Alliance, of which Bexar County is a member, has launched its Good Neighbors to Nature watershed trash awareness campaign with 3 videos and a set of best management practices associated with how to manage trash and recyclables, especially when people are out enjoying parks and natural areas.* We invite you to enter the conversation. Go to the Olmos Basin Alliance Facebook page and let us know what you think!
The Alliance has also created a quarterly online newsletter with pointers that work in every watershed. To receive the newsletter, make contact via email J. Boggess.