Emergency Management & Storm Water

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT & STORM WATER

The Emergency Management Agency is charged with the development and maintenance of a Comprehensive Emergency Management Program in coordination and planning with local, state, federal and private agencies.  Their first order of duty is to protect life and property from natural and manmade hazardous events.  The program seeks to mitigate the effects of an occurrence, respond during emergencies and provide necessary assistance as well as establish a recovery system in order to return the community to its normal state as soon as possible.

Storm Water

Reduce Storm Water Pollution

Keep grass clippings and trash out of the street and gutters. Compost or bag them. Reduce fertilizer and pesticide use. Recycle used motor oil, don’t dump! Most automotive stores collect waste oil.

Park your car on the grass before washing. Spread the word about protecting our waters to friends and neighbors. Put litter in its place. Take your old tires to a proper disposal place. Clean up after your pet. Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors. Deliver your household hazardous waste to published locations quarterly.

How does Storm Water pollution occur?

As water flows across the ground, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and deposits them into a storm drain system or water body. Storm drains are a non-treated system!The water that flows into your storm drains will end up in the drainage basins. Homeowners contribute pollutants that enter Horn Lake’s water bodies through: Soil, Yard Debris, Oil, Trash & litter, Fertilizers, Animal waste, pesticides, herbicides, household hazardous waste, car washing, paints and chemicals.

For more information on either the MDEQ or EPA stormwater phase II programs, click on the following links below.

MDEQ Stormwater Phase II Program

EPA Stormwater Phase II Program