NPDES Permit Holders should submit their weekly SWPPP inspection reports to the City of Urbandale at
Storm Water Runoff?
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 Management So Important?
In addition, when compared to the original prairie and grasslands, the higher flows from
Federal laws regulating
Storm Water Regulations in Our City
The City of Urbandale is an MS4 Community (municipal separate storm sewer system). To comply with State and Federal regulations, Urbandale has implemented a
- 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 Do We Protect Storm Water Quality?The best way to protect the quality of
- 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
localgarbage and debris pickup days, and recycle household hazardous waste materials to prevent storm drain contamination.
- Get involved! Seek out more information on
storm waterquality and get involved with local action for storm waterprotection.