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Stormwater Management
Dave Boswell
Engineering Project Manager

City Hall
2424 14th St.
Second Floor
Columbus, NE 68601

Ph: (402) 562-4237
Fx: (402) 562-4265
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)
Stormwater from our community is transferred directly from our inlets and ditches to our lakes, streams, and rivers. Stormwater effectively accumulates and transfers pollutants. Most of these pollutants are efficiently stopped by following preventive measures and avoiding these sources of stormwater pollution:
  • Changing motor oil on impervious driveways
  • Improperly disposing leftover paint and household chemicals and lawn chemicals
  • Leaking trash containers
  • Littering
  • Operating vehicles that leak fluids
  • Pet waste
  • Washing cars on pavement

Citizen cooperation is necessary to ensure that the City of Columbus is doing its part to make our nation a beautiful and safe place for future generations.

To Report a Concern
Complete the Stormwater/Drainage Concern online form.

Columbus Storm Sewer Map
View the Storm Sewer Map.

Stormwater Information Brochures
View the Stormwater Information Brochure.

Runoff Pollution
The following sites provide information about runoff pollution sources and the necessary steps needed to avoid the spilling of these pollutants into our streams and rivers:

Nebraska H2O

Nebraska H20

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) | EPA