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.


Protect Kansas’ Waters by Reporting Illicit Discharges

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


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

Illicit Discharge Awareness Video

KDOT MS4-Fact Sheet

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

Dale Kirmer P.E.
MS4 Stormwater Program Manager

Mervin Lare, P.E.
Stormwater Compliance Engineer