Stormwater is water that runs off impervious surfaces such as rooftops, paved roads, driveways, and parking lots. Stormwater carries sediment and surface pollutants such as petroleum products, litter/trash, phosphorus, and nitrogen. Stormwater is washed down storm drains. By reducing or eliminating these potential pollutants in the stormwater runoff, the water quality in the streams and rivers should be improved. Improving the quality of these waters will provide cleaner and safer water for drinking, fishing, swimming, and other recreational activities.
The Parish of Caddo has implemented a program to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality regulations. Generally, these regulations apply to all large urbanized areas in the United States. As a part of the program, Caddo Parish has prepared a Storm Water Management Plan.