Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that does not soak into the ground. It flows from rooftops, over paved areas, bare soil, and sloped lawns. As it flows, stormwater runoff collects and transports soil, animal waste, salt, pesticides, fertilizers, oil and grease, debris, and other potential pollutants. The goal of the Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) is to identify existing resources, develop programs to reduce the negative impacts of stormwater pollution, protect our waterways and enhance our quality of life.

View the 2021 Highland City Stormwater Management Plan (PDF). If you have any questions or suggestions on the plan, please send in a request.

View the Storm Drainage Master Plan (PDF)

Apply for a Highland City Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and Land Disturbance Permit. This link will take you to a Google Drive with all of the relevant forms and information.

Post Construction Stormwater Maintenance Agreement

All private stormwater systems in commercial areas or residential areas under HOA governance are required to maintain their systems in accordance with state and federal guidelines.  Private operators should become familiar with the Private Stormwater Management O&M Manual.  A Stormwater Controls Maintenance Agreement must be completed and submitted to Mike Burns at Highland City.  

Illicit Discharge

The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines an illicit discharge as, “any discharge into a storm drain system that is not composed entirely of stormwater.” This means that anything other than simply the water that falls from the sky is an illicit discharge or only rain down the drain. There are many hazardous household products, yard care products, fertilizers, dog waste, car soaps, and automotive fluids that turn what should only be stormwater into an illicit discharge that pollutes and degrades Highlands groundwater and creeks. For the disposal of your Household Hazardous Waste please call the Utah County Environmental Health Division at 801-851-7525 or view  for more information.

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Draining Swimming Pool Water

Chlorinated water should not be discharged into storm drains or the sewer system. Drain the pool water onto your yard first. This allows time for the chlorine to evaporate. Do not drain pool water onto City owned property or your  neighbors' yards.