National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

The City of Mulvane fulfilled all filing requirements for a Kansas Water Pollution Control General MS4 Permit and Authorization to Discharge under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System in September 24, 2004. 

NPDES General Overview

Water pollution degrades surface water making them unsafe for drinking, fishing, swimming, and other activities. As authorized by the CleanWater Act, the NPDES permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that dicharge pollutants into waters of the United States. Since it's introduction in 1972, the NPDES permit program is responsible for significant improvements to our Nation's water quality.

Follow the guidelines that the EPA- United States Enviromental Protection Agency suggests from the list below.

10 things you can do to prevent stormwater runoff pollution:

  • Use fertilizers sparlingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks and roads
  • Never dump anything down storm drains
  • Vegetate bare spots in your yard
  • Compost your yard waste
  • Avoid pesticides: learn about Integrated Pest Management (PM)
  • Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces
  • Take your car to the car wash instead of washing it in the driveway
  • check car for leaks and recycle motor oil
  • Pick up after your pet
  • Have your septic tank pumped and system inspected regularly

Click here to view more tips from the EPA.

For more information please contact the City of Mulvane at 316-777-1143 or visit