Complying with Phase II
The City of Southaven is in compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Stormwater Phase II requirements, and has adopted a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). The objective of the SWPPP is to assist in meeting the requirements mandated by the EPA under the Clean Water Act amendments and to promote Best Management Practices (BMPs) to control stormwater runoff and to improve water quality.
The SWPPP has been prepared to fulfill the following objectives:
To identify potential sources of pollution that may affect the quality of stormwater discharges
To describe BMPs or control measures intended to minimize the pollutants in the stormwater runoff from the City's facilities
To provide practical guidance for implementing the SWPPP and complying with the terms and conditions of the City’s Phase II Stormwater Permit
Mississippi has been blessed with abundant water resources such as beautiful creeks, streams, rivers, estuaries, bays, and coastal waters. But our challenges are managing stormwater runoff and reducing polluted runoff.
Protecting Our Way of Life
We in Mississippi know that protecting our way of life means protecting our streams, rivers, and lakes, and our drinking water supplies. Cities and counties across the state are working hard to improve water quality to ensure that you, the citizens of Southaven, DeSoto County, and the State of Mississippi, will have a clean, beautiful state in which to work and live. View a list of a few things everybody can do right now to start improving water quality in Mississippi.