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Stormwater Program

City of Hickory Stormwater Management

The purpose of this Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) is to establish and define the means by which the City ofHickory will comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and the applicable provisions of the Clean Water Act to meet the federal standard of reducing pollutants in stormwater runoffto the maximum extent practicable.  To report an issue, please call (828) 323-7500.   If you have any questions, please contact Jason White, Stormwater Administrator at (828) 261-2232 or email:

Stormwater Program Survey

This survey is intended to gather information about the success of the City of Hickory stormwater program
and what changes we should consider to improve the quality and effectiveness of the program.

The survey will be looking at the effectiveness of our outreach efforts, general knowledge of stormwater
pollution, and changes to the program itself.

Protecting all 225 miles of the Catawba-Wateree basin is the fundamental work of Catawba Riverkeeper. The challenge of this effort has been demonstrated repeatedly as the Catawba River has been named the most endangered river in the United States (American Rivers 2008) and the third most endangered in the Southeast United States (Southern Environmental Law Center 2012).

2021 Catawba Wateree State of the River Report