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Jefferson County,
Est. 1818
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Stormwater Management Division

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One of Jefferson County's valuable assets is the natural beauty of its waterways.  Within Jefferson County, we have eleven major watersheds that are fed from thirty-two sub-watersheds.  Go almost anywhere in our County and you will see a stream or river meandering through the landscape.  Residents and visitors enjoy the many miles of serenity these waterways provide.

Clean waterways provide a healthy water source for wildlife including fish and aquatic life and provide a good habitat for animals that depend on waterways for their survival.  They provide recreational opportunities such as boating and swimming, drinking water and enhance our property value. To sustain these valuable resources, it is important to be aware of how vulnerable these waterways are to pollution from human activity.

Jefferson County has established regulations and stormwater management provides guidance and resources to help prevent erosion and reduce the amount of sediment and other pollutants in stormwater runoff through the Jefferson County Land Disturbance Ordinance and the Jefferson County Erosion Sediment Control/Design Manual.

Stormwater Management also regulates other illicit discharges such as leaking septic systems, chemicals, greases, oils, pet waste, dumping, etc., that enter our waterways through stormwater runoff.

Report A Stormwater Runoff Problem 

Land Disturbance Checklist

Land Disturbance Permit Application Form

 Land Disturbance Application Requirements 

(ESC) Erosion and Sediment Control Site Inspection Form/Checklist

Performance Guarantee 

Performance Guarantee FAQ's

Stormwater Management

 Stormwater Management Plan 2017-2021


MS4 Biannual Report January 2017-December 2018


Click the links below to learn more about water pollution.

     1.   How The Stormwater Program  Helps

     2.   Stormwater and Pollution

     3.   Small Stream Ecosystems

Contact us at:
725 Maple Street
PO Box 100
Hillsboro MO 63050