The City of Omaha has a comprehensive program comprised of various program elements and activities designed to reduce stormwater pollution to Maximum Extent Practicable (MEP) and eliminate prohibited non-stormwater discharges through a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) municipal stormwater discharge permit. The comprehensive program includes pollution reduction activities for construction sites, industrial sites, illegal discharges and illicit connections, new developments, and municipal operations. The program also includes a public education effort through a number of public meetings and an annual water festival event.
The Papillion Creek Watershed Partnership (PCWP) is also an organization that participates in the efforts of the program. The PCWP covers a larger regional area of 402 square mile including the metropolitan areas of Douglas County, Sarpy County, Gretna, La Vista, Papillion, Ralston, Bellevue, Boys Town, and Bennington. More information on the Papillion Creek Watershed Partnership can be found at http://www.papiopartnership.org/.