The community of Nixa is seeking those passionate for the Ozarks’ rivers and streams.
The city needs volunteers for a Citizen Volunteer Stormwater Advisory committee, which will meet two times each year to address any stormwater issues. According to the city’s website, the committee, furthermore, is a group of up to eight residents and three members of city staff. It’s part of Nixa’s Stormwater Management Plan.
The committee exists to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. As a permitted small MS4, or a municipal sewer storm sewer system, Nixa is required to address six minimum control measures within the stormwater management plan.
“Though the city does have areas that are prone to localized flooding issues and those are very much a concern which we take seriously, this committee primarily addresses stormwater quality issues rather than stormwater quantity issues,” the site reads. “The city believes that the public can provide valuable input and assistance to our SWMP. It is imperative that the public be given every opportunity to play an active role in the development, implementation and ongoing evolution of the SWMP program as a whole.”
Those interested in the committee should speak with Nixa Public Works Inspector Danny Newell at (417) 725-2353. Participants will be asked to serve a one-year term.