Storm Water

Purpose and General Information

The purpose of the storm water ordinance is to protect, maintain, and enhance the environment of Providence City by protecting the public health, safety and the general welfare of the citizens of the City; by controlling discharges of pollutants to the City’s storm water system and to maintain and improve the quality of the receiving waters into which the storm water outfalls flow, including without limitation, lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, wetlands, and groundwater of the City and State.

Storm Water Master Plan February 2019 approved by Resolution 010-2019 on April 9, 2019.

Storm Water is: storm water runoff, snow melt runoff, surface runoff, street wash waters related to street cleaning or maintenance, infiltration, and drainage.
Illicit Connections are: illegal and/or unauthorized connections to the municipal separate storm water system whether or not such connections result in discharges into that system.
Illicit Discharge is: any discharge to the municipal separate storm sewer system that is not composed entirely of storm water and not specifically exempted under the Permit.

The Cache Valley Storm Water Design Standards provide the required storm water design criteria and methodology to be utilized for all public and private development and redevelopment as required by the Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4 or MS4 Permit).

If you have a storm water facility (typically a retention or detention pond) on your property, you as the property owner are responsible for routine maintenance. The Schedule of Long-Term Maintenance Activities include inspection, mowing and maintenance of vegetation, removing trash and debris, inspect and maintain inlet and outlet structure, and sediment removal.

For more information, click here to view the Storm Water Ordinance.
If you have questions or concerns, please call Providence City (435) 753-0313, or (435) 752-9441, or email providenceutahstormwater [at]

To report a Storm Water violation,
please call (435) 753-0313 or (435) 752-9441.
To report a Storm Water violation by email:
providenceutahstormwater [at]
Bear River Health Department (877) 229-8825

If you would like information on disposing of household hazardous waste,
visit, Logan City Environmental Department


Links for More Information on Storm Water

EPA Stormwater Homepage (United States Environmental Protection Agency)
Salt Lake County Stormwater Coalition Web Site

Colton Love, Storm Water Compliance

Registered Storm Water Inspector (RSI)
Rob Stapley, Public Works Director
Jason Hamblin, Streets Supervisor

Storm Water Tips

There are simple practices you can do during winter weather to help prevent storm water pollution.

  • Shovel first to remove snow from paved surfaces (like driveways and sidewalks), before applying snow melt and deicing products.
  • Pile shoveled snow down slope of paved surfaces to help prevent icy and slippery conditions on pavement as snow melts.
  • Shovel snow onto lawn and vegetated areas where melting snow can soak into the ground.
  • Sweep up after snow melt. Sweep and dispose of residual sand, grit, and litter to help prevent accumulation in streets and roadside ditches; clogged storm drains and culverts; and sediment pollution in streams.
  • Keep gutters and drainage pathways clear and free of debris to prevent snow melt from backing up and forming ice in places where you want runoff to flow freely. 

Thank you for taking the time to help keep our city a great place to live!

Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP)