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Stormwater Management Program

Water Quality

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 Water Quality Section. Use the links at the left to learn more.

For questions or concerns regarding NDOT's Stormwater Management Program, please contact the Department's Water Quality Section at stormwater@dot.state.nv.us or (775) 888-7013.

Stormwater Management Brochure

Stormwater Management NDOT News Story

Stormwater Drain Stenciling Video

Stormwater Management: Highway 50 Clearcreek Watershed Video

Adopt-A-Highway/Sponsor-A-Highway Programs

NDOT's Adopt-A-Highway/Sponsor-A-Highway programs continue to benefit our Stormwater Management Program. Picking up trash along our highways, means less trash entering our waterways. Click here to learn more about our programs.