The City of Bartlesville’s Storm Water Management Program provides measures to meet the requirements of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s OKR04 General Permit for Phase II Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Discharges within the State of Oklahoma.  Components of the program include forms and documents to help developers understand regulations, construction permits, inspections, discharge monitoring, public education, and involvement opportunities.

Below you will find information on construction site stormwater erosion and pollution control requirements, public education materials, and a list of ways you can get involved to help protect our local waterways, plus contact information for any stormwater related questions:

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Construction Projects – Stormwater Reference Documents for Contractors & Developers


Public Education Materials

BROCHURES

Volunteer Opportunities:

Ways You Can Get Involved and Help Protect Our Waterways

  • REPORT DUMPING VIOLATIONS                      STORMWATER HOTLINE (918)338-4254

Clear and free-flowing streams, channels and storm drain inlets are necessary to maintain capacity and allow water to be removed quickly. It is illegal to fill, dump or dispose of any material in a ditch, stream, channel, or storm drain inlet. Disposal of grass clippings and other compost materials are prohibited, as is storage of firewood or any other types of obstructive materials or objects, in any ditches, channels or drainage way areas. Obstructions restrict capacity and slow the water, thus creating bottlenecks and backups.

To report violations please call the Stormwater Hotline at 918.338.4254, or you can also call the Engineering Department 918.338.4251 or Code Enforcement Department 918.338.4244. Additional information may be obtained in Chapter 7 of the Bartlesville Municipal Code.

  • MAINTENANCE AROUND THE HOUSE

Keep debris clear of all curb inlets, pipes, and drainage channels in your area and report areas of concern to the Engineering Department 918.338.4251.

For additional great ways you can help from home visit the Green Country Stormwater Alliance Resources for Homeowners Page

  • SCHOOL / TEACHER / PARENT RESOURCES

Blue Thumb has special teaching tools and a good deal of experience with education programs. Also check out the OSU Water Conservation Educators Page to learn about more educational resources available to you.

  • STORM DRAIN MARKING

Did you know that our storm drain system flows directly into our streams, lakes, & creeks?  There’s a fast, easy way you can help educate others and help reduce the pollutants going into our drains & waterways.  If you are interested in marking some storm drains in your area please contact the City’s Stormwater Manager at (918) 338-4254.

  • VOLUNTEER STREAM MONITORING PROGRAM

Would you like to help monitor the water quality in one of our local streams, creeks, or ponds?  Through the Oklahoma Blue Thumb Stream Monitoring Program, volunteers are trained to routinely perform water quality monitoring at a mutually agreed upon location in the area.  These samples provide the City with information that helps determine progress in lowering pollutant levels and increasing the overall health of our waterways.  Volunteers may also choose to learn about and participate in biological monitoring and performing habitat assessments.

  • RECYCLING

Operation Clean House is a multi-agency annual hazardous household waste recycling event that happens each Spring in conjunction with Earth Day.  This event gives area citizens an opportunity to dispose of hazardous household items such as pesticides, paints, electronics, fluorescent bulbs, pharmaceuticals, motor oil, antifreeze, car batteries, tires, & even appliances (with Freon-free certification) in an “environmentally-responsible manner” free of charge. For more information you can check out the Operation Clean House Facebook Page or call (918) 534-1170.

The City of Bartlesville also has a year round recycling center which is located at 10th Street and Virginia Avenue. Click HERE for details.

  • STREAM CLEAN-UP EVENT

Get a group of friends, family, or co-workers together to clean up trash along one of our waterways.  The City Stormwater Manager can help you select a site.

  • ADOPT-A-STREAM PROGRAM

Groups and Organizations are encouraged to participate in the Adopt-A Stream Program by committing to clean a ½ mile to 1 mile portion of stream at least once every three months.  While participating in this program a sign with your group or organization’s name can be posted in the area recognizing participation in the program.

  • EARTH DAY NETWORK

The Earth Day Network has many opportunities to get involved to help drive meaningful action for our planet across issues such as climate, conservation, pollution, and education.

 

For additional information or questions concerning City of Bartlesville’s Stormwater Management Program, please contact the Stormwater Manager, Shelley Charles, at skcharles@cityofbartlesville.org or 918.338.4254.