COLE COUNTY STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
The Cole County Department of Public Works has completed the draft of the new Cole County stormwater management plan and it is available for public comment. The purpose of this plan is to provide direction for the management of stormwater runoff and erosion control in the unincorporated parts of Cole County. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources requires cities and counties with urbanized areas to follow guidelines established by the Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Water Act. The new plan only affects urbanized areas as defined by the most recent U.S. census data and this consists of primarily the residential areas around the city limits of Jefferson City.
Public comments on the plan are welcome and will be considered for inclusion after review. The new plan can be found online at http://www.colecounty.org/505/Stormwater. A hard copy can be obtained by calling the Department of Public Works at (573) 636-3614.
Comments can be submitted online thru the website or written and submitted by mail or in person. The Department of Public Works will accept comments until July 1, 2019. Once all comments are received, the final draft will be updated and submitted to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for approval.