Stormwater Management

Stormwater Information

City of Bay St. Louis, MS – Storm Water Management

Contact: Kim Favre

688 Highway 90 – Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

Phone: 228-467-5505 – Fax: 228-467-5504

Welcome to your online guide to the City of Bay St. Louis, MS Stormwater Management Plan.  The information in this section of the city’s website is part of the city’s continuing effort to educate the public about the importance of protecting water quality through land use and natural resource planning.

The city’s stormwater management plan, which is mandated by the Department of Environmental Quality, is designed to help protect and improve water quality, which can be jeopardized by pollution carried by stormwater runoff.  The program has been developed in a collaborative effort with nearby cities of Waveland and Hancock County.

The specific issues to be addressed:

  1. General Stormwater Runoff Pollution
  2. Illegal Dumping and Improper Disposal of automobile Wastes and Disposal of Litter and Debris
  3. Erosion and Sedimentation Associated with Construction and Development
  4. Leaking Individual On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems and Sewage Pollution

The program components include Public Education, Public Involvement, Illicit Discharges Detection and Elimination, Construction Site Run-off Controls, Post-Construction Runoff Controls, and Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping.

The contact person for Bay St. Louis, MS stormwater runoff management is Kim Favre, who can be reached at (228) 467-5505 or by email at

To report a potential illicit discharge, please contact Kim Favre above or contact the city of Bay St. Louis Call Center 228-467-5505

  1. Image Above: Stormwater Pollution Prevention
  2. Download: Where Can I Dispose of Hazardous Waste? (.pdf)
  3. Mississippi Coastal Cleanup –
  4. Ordinance No. 441 – Erosion, Sediment on Development Sites
  5. Ordinance No. 442 – Storm Water Runoff from Development Sites

Here are some websites that can provide additional information on stormwater runoff pollution.

Stormwater Video –

EPA’s Non Point Source Pollution Page

The EPA’s website provides links to information and resources in a number of categories including publications, training and meetings, applicable regulations. Contains fact sheets, articles, and resources that define non Point Source Pollution (NPS) and how it can be prevented or reduced.  Topics include household chemicals, septic systems, and impervious surfaces. This site also includes links to the Non Point Source Kids Page that contains games, puzzles, interactive activities and educational materials.

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

The Department of Marine Resources website has a wealth of information for the public, with some information specifically targeted to children, teachers, boaters, marinas, etc. Information includes pollution prevention, non-point source pollution, stormwater runoff management and best management practices provided by the Mississippi Gulf coast Stormwater Management Toolbox, storm management tools for schools, Coastal cleanups and workshop information for teachers.

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Non-Point Source Education Page

The MDEQ site contains links to information related to a variety of public education, outreach and involvement programs that are available through MDEQ. These programs include information for teachers, students, volunteer groups, homeowners and stormwater management officials.

Urban Stormwater and Construction – {Website}

This site contains a narrative description of urban stormwater impacts including those resulting from construction. Provides links to stormwater permit information and BMP design manuals for construction. It is targeted to the construction industry, stormwater managers and the public.

Non-Point Source Pollution Literature and Publication

This webpage contains links to the MDEQ-sponsored literature and publication on non point source pollution, targeted to the public, construction industry and stormwater managers.

Mississippi Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Guidance Manual for construction Activities – {Website}

This booklet provides a guide for developing a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan  (SWPPP) for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) as required in the state’s Construction Storm Water General NDPES Permit

MS State University Extension Service

This website contains numerous fact sheets on the Correct Use of Your Septic Tank, Control of Garden Bugs, Household Cleaning Products, Maintaining a Sanitary Septic system, Lawn Mulching for Homeowners, and Non-Chemical Weed control.

Planning & Design Manual for the Control of Erosion, Sediment & Storm Water

This manual provides technical guidance for the control of erosion, sediment and stormwater from nonpoint sources and for the preparation of erosion, sediment and stormwater control plans as needed. The manual is a cooperative effort by: Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Mississippi Soil & Water Conservation Commission and the USDA Soil Conservation Service.  

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