Storm Water Management Program

The City of Madison was issued a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Individual Permit, NPDES Number ALS000014 on November 1, 2020 by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). ADEM administers all major federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water acts as well as federal solid and hazardous waste laws. The City of Madison NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Permit requires the City to implement a Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMP) that effectively reduces or prevents the discharges of pollutants into receiving waters. The City is required to prepare and submit an annual report each year to ADEM to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.

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A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) does not solely refer to municipally owned storm sewer systems, but may include but not be limited to roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains.

Storm Water User Fee

The City of Madison approved Ordinance No. 2014-213 on October 27, 2014 to levy storm water fees on parcels of property located within the City Limits of Madison. This Ordinance provides a funding mechanism to aid the City of Madison in meeting the financial obligations imposed by the Clean Water Act and through the NPDES Permit, an unfunded mandate. State Legislature approved Act 2014-439 to amend certain Sections of 11-89C of the Code of Alabama 1975, to provide the funding mechanism for the unfunded mandate. Property owners will notice the Storm Water User Fee on their ad valorem tax notices beginning October 2015.


Pride of Madison

This program encourages individuals, organizations, and businesses to improve the environment and appearance of our community by adopting a small public area in the City (Adopt-a-park, Adopt-a-mile, Adopt-a-bench).

Pride of Madison Program

City of Madison NPDES Annual Reports

2022-2023 NPDES Annual Report

2020-2021 NPDES Annual Report

2019-2020 NPDES Annual Report

2018-2019 NPDES Annual Report

2017-2018 NPDES Annual Report

2016-2017 NPDES Annual Report

2015-2016 NPDES Annual Report

2014-2015 NPDES Annual Report

2013-2014 NPDES Annual Report

If you would like to submit questions or comments regarding the City of Madison Annual Reports please contact the ADEM Compliance Administrator at 256-772-5672 or by email.


City of Madison MS4 Individual Permit ALS000014

Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP)

Water Quality Improvement Plan Map

Ordinance 2014-213 Storm Water User Fees

Ordinance 2015-37 Illicit Discharges and Connections to Storm Sewer Systems

Ordinance 2015-38 Erosion and Sediment Control

Ordinance 2014-106 Obstructing Ditches

Ordinance 2018-242 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

                  2021-10 Amendment to Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

The USGS Water Cycle

Solid Waste Disposal Authority (SWDA)

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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