Stormwater

To report an illicit discharge into the community waters or storm sewers click here or contact:

Monday--Friday,                     
8:00 am --5:00pm
Engineering Department
City Hall 
715 Mulberry St. 
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Phone: (319) 291-4312
Fax: (319) 291-4262
Email: stormwater@waterloo-ia.org

All other times please report an illicit discharge to:
Waste Management
3505 Easton Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50702
Phone: (319) 291-4553 (Sewer & Waste Water)


  • For more information about Storm Water Quality Management visit the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Website .
  • The U.S. EPA has a National Menu of Best Management Practices for Phase II that can be found here. Additional information can also be found below under our Brochures tab. These brochures contain many fact sheets detailing how Waterloo citizens can assist the City in meeting its storm water quality goals.
  • For information on the City’s erosion and sediment control requirements for construction sites, see Article B, Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control, under Title 8 – Public Utilities, Chapter 4 - Storm Water Management Program, in the City of Waterloo Code of Ordinances.
  • For information on the City’s storm water management requirements for developments, see Article C, Post-Construction Storm Water Management Program, under Title 8 – Public Utilities, Chapter 4 - Storm Water Management Program, in the City of Waterloo Code of Ordinances.
  • To access the City’s Construction Site Runoff (CSR) Permit Application and Guide, visit the Applications page under the City of Waterloo’s Building Department webpage.
  • The Iowa DNR requires that all contractors and installers be qualified in storm water pollution prevention when working on sites permitted under NPDES General Permit No. 2. Click here for eTraining opportunities provided through the Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership (ISWEP) to receive your certification. If you have questions regarding a different type of certification, please reach out to the Storm Water Specialist to verify if it is acceptable. Additional information regarding storm water pollution prevention can be found under the Construction Site Compliance Videos tab below.
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Storm Water User Fee Information5 documents

  • Current Stormwater User Fees (Ordinance 5482) City Code  website Link
    document date 12-22-2020
    The fees stated will become effective with bills issued after July 1, 2019.
  • Current Stormwater User Fees (Ordinance 5482) pdf
    document date 12-10-2020
    The fees stated will become effective with bills issued after July 1, 2019.
  • Ordinance 4980
    document date none
  • City Council Work Session Presentation 12-7-2009
    document date none
  • Storm Water User Fee Fact Sheet
    document date none

Brochures52 documents

Understanding Storm Water4 documents

  • What is Storm Water?
    document date 12-30-2020
  • History of Clean Water
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Understanding Sewer Systems
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Understanding Watersheds
    document date 12-30-2020

Maintaining Clean Water11 documents

  • Managing Yard Waste
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Clean Water For All
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Source Water Protection
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Stormwater vs Rainwater
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Healthy Habits for Clean Water
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Clean Water Do's
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Clean Water Don'ts
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Clean Water and You
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Draining Pools and Spas
    document date 12-30-2020
  • The Scoop on Dog Poop
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Trash Pollution Prevention
    document date 12-30-2020

Managing Water Drainage around Your Property3 documents

  • Downspouts and Stormwater
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Drainage In Your Neighborhood
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Managing Groundwater
    document date 12-30-2020

Best Management Practices to Reduce Storm Water Runoff15 documents

  • Inspection and Maintenance Guide for Stormwater BMP
    document date 05-04-2021
  • Water Quality in Our Community
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Rain Garden Design Manual
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Rain Water Harvesting
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Rainscape It
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Bioretention Cells
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Bioswales
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Green Infrastructure
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Green Roofs
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Permeable Pavers
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Rain Gardens
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Rainscaping Urban Lanscapes
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Rainwater Harvesting- Simple Solutions
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Stormwater Wetlands
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Trees and Our Waters
    document date 12-30-2020

Improving Soil Health5 documents

  • Spring Greening, Spring Cleaning
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Soil Quality Restoration
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Soil Health & Your Lawn
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Soil Quality - Better Lawns Made Easy
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Soil Quality Restoration - Improving Soil Health
    document date 12-30-2020

Native Plantings4 documents

  • Iowa Weed & Native Plant ID
    document date 12-31-2020
  • Milkweed for Monarchs
    document date 12-31-2020
  • Native Landscaping.pdf
    document date 12-31-2020
  • Native Plant Species for Rain Gardens and Biocells
    document date 12-31-2020

Household Hazardous Waste and Chemical Management5 documents

  • Iowa DNR HHM Publications
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Safe Alternatives for Household Chemicals
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Disposal of Pesticides, Batteries, Paints & Motor Oil
    document date 12-30-2020
  • De-icer Options
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Disposal of Household Hazardous Wastes
    document date 12-30-2020

Erosion and Sediment Control & Good Housekeeping Resources4 documents

  • Developing Pollution Prevention Plans Best Management Practices
    document date 04-16-2021
  • Construction Controls.pdf
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Erosion & Sediment Field Guide
    document date 12-30-2020
  • Waterloo Concrete Brochure
    document date 12-30-2020

Winter Stormwater Tips1 document

  • Winter stormwater tips.pdf
    document date 02-04-2021

Construction Site Compliance Videos5 documents

  • Introduction & Regulatory Requirements
    document date 01-20-2021
    Part 1 of the Construction Site Compliance Clips
  • Erosion Control
    document date 01-20-2021
    Part 2 of the Construction Site Compliance Clips
  • Sediment Control
    document date 01-20-2021
    Part 3 of the Construction Site Compliance Clips
  • Good Housekeeping
    document date 01-20-2021
    Part 4 of the Construction Site Compliance Clips
  • Final Vegetative Cover
    document date 01-20-2021
    Part 5 of the Construction Site Compliance Clips