Prince George’s County was among the first jurisdictions in Maryland to be issued a stormwater permit in 1993. Prince George’s County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems Discharge Permit (referred to as the County stormwater permit) is reissued on a five-year cycle.
Each generation of stormwater permits has required increasing effort to reduce polluted stormwater runoff. The most recent permit was reissued in 2014. The 2014 permit specified that all of the County’s municipalities except for Bowie are now covered under the County stormwater permit as “co-permittees.” Learn more by visiting the County Department of Environment NPDES MS4 Permit page.