According to a recent government survey, 40 percent of U.S. water bodies were still impaired by pollution, failing to meet government standards. It’s a problem we contribute to – most of the time unknowingly – when we let harmful pollutants run into our storm drains and enter our waterways.
The Nebraska H20 program has been established in order to change the statistics and purify our waterways before any more damage is done. But we need your help.

Stormwater Pollution Controls


The City of Grand Island, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ), are currently in the process of developing and implementing stormwater pollution controls. The common goal of these programs is to reduce pollutants that enter our nation’s water bodies.

Since being granted a stormwater permit from the NDEQ, it is now a requirement to regulate stormwater pollution and educate the public on the importance of our Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP). The pollution of stormwater will affect everyone greatly; this is why our program will be targeting such a wide variety of contributing elements including industry construction activities and residential community habits. The new programs will outline many simple practices that can be done to detect and reduce pollution early.

Stormwater Pollution

Stormwater pollution is a challenging water quality problem. Unlike pollution from industry or sewage treatment facilities, which is caused by a discrete number of sources, stormwater pollution is caused by the daily activities of people everywhere. With help from industry, builders, and members of the community efforts to keep the Platte River and surrounding bodies of water free from runoff pollution will help us meet this goal.

It is our hope this website will provide you with as much information as possible about stormwater pollution, it's effects, and what can be done to protect our surface and ground waters.


Have you noticed an activity that might pollute the stormwater in your community? Call our hotline number (308) 385-5444 ext 663 to notify us of a problem, or contact us via email at the Public Works Department and we will be happy to answer your questions.


Jeremy Rogers,                                        Stormwater Program Manager

Phone: (308) 385-5444 ext. 260

100 E First Street,
Grand Island, NE 68801

P.O. Box 1968,
Grand Island, NE 68802-1968

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