DRAINAGE SYSTEM

Storm Drainage System (sometimes termed “Storm Sewer System”) shall mean any stream, creek, ditch, watercourse, drainage conduit, sewer, pond, lake, drainage easement or topographical configuration which acts to channel the course of water flow; or any combination of the above; or all other natural outlets which empty into any of the above which carry storm and surface water and drainage. Title 24 Section 101. A.2

The Dept of Environmental Quality (DEQ) monitors what drains into creeks as Tulsa’s storm drainage system carries storm water to our local waterways.

POOL WATER DRAINED INTO YARD, STORM SEWER, CREEKS  OR STREAMS  (any and all outlets, which channel the course of water flow  to carry away storm & surface water). Water from swimming pools contain chemicals and should be backwashed into the sanitary sewer.   Waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases either singly or by interaction with other wastes constitute a hazard to humans or animals.  (Title 24 Health Nuisances affecting public health.Title 24 Section 101. A.1.-3   and  Title 24 Section 101.  B 18.

According to the CDC, chlorine from pools can react explosively or form explosive compounds with other chemicals. Chlorine was used during WW1 as a choking (pulmonary) agent. To keep pollutants from our drinking water, water flowing into the storm drains must be free of contaminants.

Criminal Penalty 

Report violationscall 311 or Report Online  or Live Chat  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. if a Customer Care agent is available

Written notice to be served upon the person or entity who maintains, operates or permits a nuisance. Written notice shall be given to the owner* of the property  ordering the property owner to abate the nuisance and shall further state that unless such abatement is performed within ten (10) business days of the date on the notice, the work shall be done by the City of Tulsa and a notice of lien shall be filed with the County Clerk against the property for the costs due and owing the City of Tulsa.  (*the owner as shown by the most current tax rolls.)  ABATEMENT 

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CLIPPINGS LEFT IN THE STREET can obstruct flow or otherwise interfere in the stormwater drainage system. They may contain chemicals from pesticides, fertilizers,  yard waste, sediment and pet waste which wash into storm drains and are carried into  waterways through stormwater runoff, polluting water in local streams that flow to the river or creeks. To keep pollutants from our drinking water, the water flowing into the storm drains must be free of contaminants.    Title 24, Chapter 101 A2 and B12 and B18

Criminal Penalty 

Report violationscall 311 or Report Online  or Live Chat  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. if a Customer Care agent is available

Written notice to be served upon the person or entity who maintains, operates or permits a nuisance. Written notice shall be given to the owner* of the property  ordering the property owner to abate the nuisance and shall further state that unless such abatement is performed within ten (10) business days of the date on the notice, the work shall be done by the City of Tulsa and a notice of lien shall be filed with the County Clerk against the property for the costs due and owing the City of Tulsa.  (*the owner as shown by the most current tax rolls.)  ABATEMENT 

 

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