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1060 N. Madison, Webb City, Missouri
Street, Storm water, Electrical, Water, Inspections & Building, Occupancy and Sign Permit information can be found at this location.
The Public Works Department provides a wide array of services that make life safe and comfortable for the residents and businesses of Webb City. These services include water distribution, wastewater removal and treatment, street and alley construction and maintenance, snow removal, and storm water management. The Code Enforcement division issues permits, conducts building and construction inspections, and ensures the safety of our community through the enforcement of the Municipal Code. In addition, the department supervises and maintains the city cemeteries.
The City’s water, wastewater and stormwater programs are operated under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) permits granted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Click here to see the Consumer Confidence Report/Water Quality Report. A paper copy can be obtained by calling the Public Works office at 417-673-6297.
Webb City Public Works Department
1060 N. Madison
Webb City MO 64870
Stormwater and why it’s a Concern:
Anytime it rains, water falls onto many different surfaces, and depending on the surface, it either enters the ground, or runs off to another location. For instance, if rain falls on grass, a portion soaks into the ground, but if it lands on a paved parking lot, it runs off the lot to another location. Within Webb City, much of the stormwater runs off of driveways, parking lots, and streets, where it picks up oil, grease, sediments, and many other pollutants that are harmful to the environment.
What many people do not realize is this stormwater that washes down our streets, flows into storm drains and then flows directly to Center Creek. When this stormwater flow becomes polluted with eroded soils, automotive fluids, trash and lawn chemicals, it affects our ability to use our water bodies for drinking and recreational purposes. It also degrades fish and other aquatic habitats.
The only way to lessen this pollution is to reduce the amount of pollutants washed away by stormwater.
The City of Webb City is required to have and comply with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for its stormwater drainage system, known as a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). This permit requires the City to administer a stormwater management program to address the potential for discharges from the MS4 to negatively impact area waterways by reducing both pollutants in stormwater runoff and dumping of pollutants directly into the MS4.
There are 6 primary areas that this NPDES permit requires Webb City to pay particular attention. They are…
1. Public Education: (Let’s tell our citizens of our water quality challenges.)
2. Public Participation and Involvement: (Let’s get our citizens involved in helping us solve the problem.)
3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination: (Let’s find the source of any problems and eliminate those problems.)
4. Construction Site Runoff Controls: (Let’s make sure that as Webb City grows that we are protecting the area with safe, environmentally friendly building practices.)
5. Post-Construction Site Runoff Controls: (Let’s make sure that after the construction is complete that items implemented to protect the environment are still working as time passes.)
6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping: (Let’s make sure that all activities performed by our City crews are being done in a safe manner that protects the environment.)
Did You Know…
The City’s stormwater drainage system is separate from the sanitary sewer system (indoor sinks, toilets, etc). The sanitary sewer system drains to the wastewater treatment plant while the stormwater system drains directly (untreated) to area streams.
What Is Stormwater Pollution?
Any toxic discharge that enters into the stormwater system, as stormwater flows (or snow melts), it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, cigarette butts and other pollutants. These discharges enter the storm sewer system and are discharged directly to Center Creek.
Improving Stormwater Quality:
Residents can help alleviate stormwater pollution in several ways:
*Practice dry cleanup methods when cleaning your driveway or sidewalk. By using a broom instead of a hose, debris will be prevented from entering storm drain inlets and eventually Center Creek. Use cat litter to soak up leaked oil, which can then be thrown away in the trash once dry.
*Have your soil tested. A soil test is an inexpensive and informative way to determine the quality of your soil. The laboratory will test soil pH, nutrient content, and percentage of organic matter. From these results, you can determine exactly what nutrients your lawn and garden need, which will help minimize the use of chemicals which can runoff into streams.
*Use Phosphorus-Free Lawn Fertilizers. Phosphorus runoff from lawns is washed into lakes and streams, where it encourages algae growth. But only newly-seeded lawns or phosphorus-deficient soils (as indicated by testing) requires phosphorus. When buying lawn fertilizer, look for the three numbers on the bag and choose products where the middle number is zero. This indicates that the fertilizer does not contain phosphorus (the other numbers indicate the amount of nitrogen and potassium, respectively.)
*When Painting, do not rinse brushes off in the lawn or dump extras into storm drains. Instead, rinse brushes and rollers off in a sink or tub, and drop off your extra paint at our annual City Wide Clean Up event (held every May).
*Clean Up Immediately after your Pets and throw the waste into the trash or in the toilet. Otherwise, disease causing pathogens in the waste can be transferred directly into streams.
*Dispose of Lawn Waste in Compost piles and use a mulching mower. Never place leaves or lawn debris in waterways because it will cause a decrease in oxygen in waterways, killing fish.
*Reduce the amount of paved area and increase the amount of vegetated area in your yard. Use native plants in your landscaping to reduce the need for watering during dry periods. Consider directing downspouts away from paved surfaces onto lawns and other measures to increase infiltration and reduce polluted runoff.
*Do not wash cars, RVs or Boats at Home because the detergent laden water runs into storm drains and then into creeks. Remember, soap destroys dirt and organisms. It will do the same in Center Creek. Instead, go to a commercial car wash because the water used there is cleaned at the wastewater treatment plant. If you still want to wash your car at home, pull into the yard so the soap doesn’t flow into the street and then into the storm drain.
*Report any Illegal Dumping into storm drain inlets, such as soil running off construction sites into drains, or failing septic systems.
*Adopt a storm drain in your neighborhood by yourself or with neighbors, and take turns cleaning away debris from it after storm events.
*Do not drain your swimming pool, spa water, or filter backflush water directly into a storm drain. Direct this water into the sanitary sewer or allow it to overland flow to a storm inlet after it has been dechlorinated.
Spilling, dumping, or discharging chemicals, dirt, debris, oil or other non-stormwater substances into ditches, creeks, streams, curb drains, storm drains or the Creek is a violation of federal, state, and local regulations. Allowing sediment or chemicals to wash off a construction site is also a violation. If you have witnessed an act that you feel is a violation of clean water regulations, anywhere within the city limits, please report the activity to the Public Works Department at 417-673-6297. If calling after regular business hours and the problem requires immediate attention, please call 911.
As Street & Water Utilities Director, Rick Roth oversees the construction and maintenance of approximately 72 miles of Webb City Streets. Many people think only of paving when it comes to street maintenance. However, actual maintenance of the streets includes sweeping, weed control, crack sealing, spot repairs, as well as asphalt overlays. During the winter months our crews work around the clock when necessary to clear snow and ice for those needing to drive during inclement weather. Budgetary and other resource constraints limit the number of miles of streets that can be addressed for major repairs in any given year. Typically, over the last two decades, most major street repairs have been subcontracted to large paving companies. However, the City is in the process of acquiring equipment and training that will permit our own crews to do much more and, therefore, more efficiently utilize precious tax payer dollars.
Eddie Kreighbaum is the Construction Superintendent for the City. He oversees all the construction ventures the City is in connection with, as well he is responsible for the Street Dept. employees and their work projects. Eddie served for years as the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer, and still oversees that department. Eddie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Becky Eckler is the Administrative Secretary for Public Works. Becky oversees Public Works offices and bills. Becky can be reached at email@example.com. Tina Knight is our Permits Clerk for building permits; etc. Tina also serves as secretary for Planning and Zoning and Board of Adjustments. Tina can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eddie Kreighbaum is the Chief Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer as well as Construction Superintendent. Eddie can be reached at417-673-6297 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Along with Russell Ball’s StormWater Management duties, Russell also is a Code Enforcement Officer and can answer questions. firstname.lastname@example.org Tina Knight is the Permits Clerk for the City. She compiles the necessary paperwork for the Planning and Zoning Board, as well as the Board of
Appeals. Tina can be reached at email@example.com
Webb City maintains two cemeteries: Wild Rose and the Webb City Cemetery. The city employs a full-time crew to keep our cemeteries beautiful for a more pleasant visit. Below are the prices for cemetery lots:
Single lot price:
Current resident of Webb City $200.00
Non-resident of Webb City $250.00
Grave opening- Mon thru Fri 8:00 am to 3:00pm $300.00
After 3:00 pm and Weekends additional charge $400.00 plus $50.00 per hour
Single Marker $15.00 Double $30.00
For more information please call the Public Works office at: 417-673-6297
Permits and Inspections
To help keep homes and environments safe, the City of Webb City requires for various permits to be obtained. Examples of these include, but not limited to, Building, Historical Building, Sign, Occupancy, Roofing, Siding, Demolition and Electrical. Inspections are required by our building inspector and the requirements are available from the Public Works office. After completing permit paperwork at the Public Works building (1060 North Madison) payment can be made and your permit will be issued after review of the Building Official/Construction Superintendent. Permit applications can be emailed or faxed to Public Works: fax# 417-673-6294 or Tina Knight firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 48 hours for review.
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Webb City, Missouri