Stormwater News

On July 7, 2014- All active construction sites must begin using the revised City of Hot Springs Inspection Form.  All sites that are actively permitted will be provided with these new forms.  Any new construction projects should include this inspection form with submittals, and also begin utilizing the updated SWPPP template.  Both are available on the tab to the left labeled Stormwater Permit Information. 

If you have questions about these new forms or revisions, please contact Danny Carder 501-321-6773

Ted Parks, Central Avenue Wal-Mart Store Manager, Robert Hayes, Albert Pike Wal-Mart Store Manager, and City of Hot Springs Stormwater Division, announce a partnership with Cutter Morning Star High School to install storm drain markers at Hot Springs’ two Wal-Mart locations as well as Sam’s Club. Not pictured is Robert Jones, Hot Springs Sam’s Club Manager.

HOT SPRINGS – Wal-Mart Corporation, having developed one of the strongest corporate stormwater programs in the nation, has agreed to partner with the City of Hot Springs’ Stormwater Division to mark storm drains at their three store locations within city limits.

Cutter Morning Star High School students have volunteered to perform the installation of storm drain markers at the Wal-Mart Superstores on Central Avenue and Albert Pike as well as the Sam’s Club on Higdon Ferry Road. The markers bear the inscription, “No Dumping – Drains to Lake.”

The storm drain marking efforts underscore the fact that stormwater, or rainwater, runoff is not filtered or treated prior to entering the nearest stream or lake. Therefore, any pollutants left outside uncovered or on the ground could be washed away during a rain storm and end up in area streams, creeks or lakes. The markers will serve to educate store patrons to be mindful of what goes down a storm drain.

The City of Hot Springs is recognized as the first and only Qualifying Local Program in the state by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Hot Springs’ stormwater program exceeds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Phase II Clean Water Act guidelines. For more information, call Stormwater Manager Danny Carder at 501-321-6773