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Public Utilities Department

Environmental Affairs

Stormwater Program

Our storm water drainage system is a network of underground pipes, ditches and bayous throughout our business districts and neighborhoods designed to carry off excess storm water to the Red River, Red Chute Bayou and tributaries. This runoff is not treated in any manner prior to its entry to these waterways. Therefore, to keep pollutants from the rivers and streams, we must keep pollutants from the entire storm water drainage network.

Because urban runoff is a major cause of water quality impairment, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has issued a second phase of storm water regulations (MS4 Phase II). In conjunction with these mandated regulations the State of Louisiana has issued a Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit to the City of Bossier City. The City is responsible to prevent/reduce pollutants from entering our waterways. To that end a Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) was developed to reduce discharge of pollutants to the storm water sewer system to the maximum extent practicable to protect water quality. The plan addresses six minimum control measures identified and required by the Environmental Protection Agency as necessary to protect surface waters. The six minimum control measures are:

  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Public Involvement/Participation
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  • Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control Coming Soon!
  • Post-Construction Storm Water Management in New Development and Redevelopment Coming Soon!
  • Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
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Illegal Discharges To Storm Drains

There are very few exceptions to allowable discharges to our storm drains, streets, bayous and ditches. Some prohibitions applicable to your neighborhood include

  • Used oil
  • Anti-freeze
  • Leaves and grass clippings
  • Animal wastes
  • Paint and brush clean-up water
  • Litter and trash
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • All have a detrimental effect on our watershed
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Environmental Affairs

Reporting Accidental Spills Illegal Discharges

Inside of Bossier City Limits

To report Accidental Spills and illegal discharges to the storm water drainage system please contact the Storm Water Division of Environmental Affairs.

  • (318) 213.2159
  • Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • After hours and weekends call (318) 741-8371.

Outside of Bossier City Limits

To report Accidental Spills and illegal discharges to the storm water drainage system outside the Bossier City limits contact:

  • LADEQ Hotline (225) 219-3640


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Contact Us

City of Bossier City
Environmental Affairs
710 Barksdale Blvd
P.O. Box 5337
Bossier City, LA 71171-5337
Phone: 318.213.2157
Fax: 318.213.2160

Keith Welborn, Stormwater Coordinator

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Industrial User Periodic Compliance Report
Industrial Waste Discharge Permit Application