Facilities Management

Stormwater Management



The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) was established under the authority of the Clean Water Act in 1972. The NPDES program is responsible for controlling and regulating point sources of discharge of pollutants to waters within each state to maintain, protect and restore the water quality of streams, lakes and rivers. In 1990, Phase I of the NPDES stormwater program was established to regulate stormwater runoff. In 1999, Phase II of the NPDES stormwater program was established and required communities that were not part of Phase I to develop and implement a comprehensive stormwater management program. Those communities that were included in Phase II of the program were designated as Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s).

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has designated the University of Northern Iowa as a qualifying MS4, which requires the University to comply with the Phase II stormwater regulations. The UNI has storm sewer facilities that serve the buildings and property of the University for stormwater drainage and runoff management. Stormwater runoff from the different areas of the University are conveyed to Dry Run Creek and its branches and to the City of Cedar Falls' storm sewer system.


Policy Statements 


Illicit Discharge Prohibition Policy Statement 

Post Construction Site Runoff Control Policy Statement 

Construction Site Runoff Control Policy Statement

Repavement, Stormwater Repair Retrofit Evaluation Policy Statement


Program Statements


Stormwater Management Program Statement

Post Construction & Re-pavement Site Plan Review Program Statement

Pollution Prevention Plan Statement

Stormwater Discharge Permit Program Statement

Construction Site Inspection Program Statement 

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program Statement


Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures Plan (SPCC) 


General Facility Information

Certification of Substantial Harm Determination Form

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan

Oil Storage Facilities

Spill Response

Inspection Checklist

Site Maps


Stormwater Worksheets & Checklists 


Pollution Prevention Plan (PPP) Development Worksheet

Sample NPDES Inspection Report Worksheet

Construction Site Inspection Report Worksheet


Stormwater Information


Stormwater Management Team & Minutes

NPDES Annual Permits/ Reports

Stormwater Phase II Facts

Stormwater Training

GIS Story Map 

Frequently Asked Stormwater Questions


Report Stormwater Pollution


24 Hour Stormwater Hotline: 319-273-4EPA (319-273-4372)

Illicit Discharge Complaint Form


Office Location                                                Office Hours         

UNI Facilities Management                               Monday - Friday
1801 W 31st St                                                  7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0189