NPDES Permit Holders should submit their weekly SWPPP inspection reports to the City of Urbandale at
Natural creeks have a small amount of base flow, which is caused by groundwater recharge and high water tables that are relatively clean. When it rains, the base flow is supplemented by
Storm Water Control is Important?
A common result of unclean
Need for Stormwater Management
Stormwater runoff is rainfall or snowmelt that flows from saturated permeable surfaces like roofs and paved driveways, sidewalks, parking lots and streets. Stormwater runoff creates drainage and flooding problems and picks up pollutants such as oils, grease, fertilizers, pesticides, litter, and metal. This runoff is then collected and conveyed by ditches, culverts, intakes, catch basins, and storm sewers that discharge directly into creeks, rivers, streams, and lakes without being treated to remove the pollutants. The contaminants in stormwater negatively impact the quality of our local streams and lakes.
New federal laws regulating stormwater runoff require the City of Urbandale to develop and implement a comprehensive stormwater quality management program to protect and improve water quality.
Storm Water Regulations in Our City
To comply with new State and Federal regulations, Urbandale is required to implement a new storm water management program. The requirements include:
- Construction Site Storm water Runoff and Control
- Illicit Discharge and Elimination
- Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping
- Post-construction Storm water Management
- Public Education and Outreach
- Public Involvement
How to Protect Storm Water Quality?
The best way to protect storm water runoff quality is to avoid polluting in the first place. Conserve and recycle resources such as newspapers, plastic containers, glass jars, and metal cans. Don't dump hazardous substances such as used oil, household chemicals, yard fertilizer, or other wastes onto pavement or into storm drains. Practice picking up litter and disposing of leaves and yard waste properly.
Prevent excess runoff of pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides by using them properly and efficiently. Participate in