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NDOT Stormwater Program News



"Love NV Waters" Drawing Contest for all K-5 Nevada Students! 

Show us why YOU love Nevada's lakes and rivers! 

1st place -  Artwork featured on the cover of the NDOT Stormwater brochure and student will receive a recognition plaque
2nd & 3rd place -  Artwork featured inside the NDOT Stormwater brochure and student will receive a recognition plaque

Information for Educators
Contest directions and rules

ENTRY AND RELEASE FORMS: download and view in edit mode to complete
Contest entry form
Contest release form

All completed forms and a digital copy of the artwork must be submitted via email to 
loveNVwaters@dot.state.nv.us by November 7, 2016

OR by mail to 

Nevada Department of Transportation
Att: Kim Y Smith Stormwater
1263 Stewart St.
Carson City, Nevada 8971

*artwork submitted by mail will not be returned

Winners will be announced via email and on this website on November 14, 2016

Questions?  Email us! 


Proposed Construction Stormwater Inspection Form

Proposed Construction Stormwater SWPPP Template 

NDOT Consent Decree


Love NV Waters PSA 


Love NV Waters PSA Las Vegas

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Protecting Nevada's Waters

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Here in Nevada, our surface and groundwater resources are precious commodities. Stormwater has the potential to carry pollutants from state road right of way into Nevada's water bodies. That's why NDOT, under our stormwater management program, works closely with other agencies to help preserve clarity and reduce pollution in the stormwater and other water runoff from our roads and road projects.

Whether diligently reducing the amount of water quality impacts from our construction projects, installing water detention systems to most efficiently channel and provide for the clarity of roadside runoff, utilizing advanced technology to reduce the amount of salt and sand used on snowy and icy winter roads, or even building award-winning facilities to treat water runoff collected during cleaning of Tahoe-area roadside drainage facilities that will save an estimated $4 million over the next 20 years, NDOT is dedicated to best stormwater management practices.

Maintaining a Stormwater Management Plan for the Department and meeting or exceeding the requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit is the priority goal for the Stormwater Division. Use the links at the left to learn more.
For our Stormwater Overview and other useful information visit our Resources and Documents page.

Please contact us for questions, comments or concerns regarding NDOT's Stormwater Management Program
 or to Report an Illicit Discharge.

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

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In response to the Nevada Department of Transportation’s (NDOT’s) request for a single National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit for storm water discharges from all NDOT properties, facilities, and activities, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) issued to NDOT a statewide NPDES MS4 Permit (NV0023329) (Permit). NDOT has developed this Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) to comply with the Permit requirements and address stormwater pollution related to highway planning, design, construction, and maintenance activities throughout the State. NDOT's Environmental Services Division administers the implementation of the SWMP including annual reporting. Each year, NDOT is required to report the status of the SWMP including any modifications, and the plans for implementing those modifications. They are due October 1 of each year and cover the previous fiscal year activity.