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Stormwater Management
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Michael Middendorf, P.E.
Assistant City Engineer
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City Hall
2424 14th St.
Second Floor
Columbus, NE 68601

Ph: (402) 562-4237
Ph: (402) 562-4235
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.

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:

H2O Program

The Nebraska H20 Program
EPA

The U.S. EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program