Stormwater Management Program


Stormwater runoff 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. The Stormwater Management Program (SWMP), launched in 2003, is KDOT's inter-agency effort to control pollutants in stormwater discharge. By unifying a cross section of KDOT programs, such as training, planning, maintenance, construction and facilities management with a common focus on water quality issues, KDOT complies with the Clean Water Act requirements administered by the Kansas Dept. of Heath and Environment while reducing pollutants from Kansas' storm sewer system. KDOT created the SWMP in response to being regulated as a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). The MS4 designation invokes federal legislation that mandates all municipalities reduce the quantity of pollutants from stormwater runoff.


Report Illicit Discharge

Report illegal dumping to Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s
Kansas Spill Reporting Number:



Illicit discharges may be a cause of water pollution. Illicit discharges may be dumping of automotive fluids, sanitary sewage or septic system drainage, hazardous chemicals or dumping of trash on the right-of-way.  KDOT is committed to identifying and eliminate them through the SWMP.  These discharges can be a public health concern, cause unpleasant odors, and harm aquatic life.

Illicit Discharge Awareness Video

The Public is encouraged to report any suspected Illicit Discharge on KDOT right-of-way
Subject Line: Illicit Discharge Reporting

Dale Kirmer P.E.
MS4 Storm Program Manager

Mervin Lare, P.E.
Stormwater Compliance Engineer