Storm Water

Storm DrainAll city storm drains lead to local creeks, rivers, lakes or some other local body of water. The Vernal City Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) is in place to prevent pollution and improve the water quality to local lakes, rivers, streams, and creeks. This is done through the use of Best Management Practices (BMP) that help prevent illicit discharges and other pollutants from entering into the city's storm water system.

Protecting the Storm Water System

Residents can help Vernal City protect the storm water system and increase the water quality of local bodies of water by keeping the gutters and storm drains in front of your homes clean and clear of debris, properly cleaning and disposing of green waste such as leaves and grass clippings, and quickly cleaning oil or gas spills and leaks. Vernal City appreciates the help of its residents in increasing the water quality of local waters and protecting the storm water system.

To report a Storm Water Pollution problem or a Storm Drain Maintenance issue please call the Vernal City Planning Department at 435-789-2271 or the Vernal City Public Works Department at 435-789-6924. Rule of Thumb: If you wouldn't drink it, don't put it in the storm drain.

Underground Drainage CanalConstruction

Vernal City requires all commercial and industrial construction sites to have a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) in place. A SWPPP is also required for all construction sites that disturb one acre or greater of land or are part of a larger common project. For questions regarding SWPPP's please call the Vernal City Building Department at 435-789-2271.


For more information on SWPPP's and BMP's please visit the Environmental Protection Agency's website or the Utah Division of Water Quality's website.