Stormwater is any water that is not soaked into the ground after a rain storm.
Consequently, stormwater runoff can pick up pollutants while flowing into local streams and rivers. Jackson County works to manage stormwater in conjunction with land use change in order to protect water quality and the reduce impact of stormwater on local water resources. The Stormwater Management Program (SWMP), works to control pollutants in stormwater discharge by unifying programs such as training, planning, maintenance, construction and facilities management with a common focus on water quality issues. Jackson County complies with the Clean Water Act requirements administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources while reducing pollutants from our region’s storm sewer system.