West Des Moines is working collaboratively with the cities of Clive, Urbandale, and Waukee to develop suitable guidelines and ordinances which will address Stormwater Management while meeting the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements within these communities. Each city will be implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) for six minimum control measures in an attempt to reduce pollutants discharged to the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). The six minimum control measures listed in the City of West Des Moines' MS4 Permit are:

  1. Public Education and Outreach
  2. Public Involvement and Participation
  3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  4. Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
  5. Post-Construction Stormwater Management
  6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

For further information on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) NPDES General Permit No. 2 for Storm Water Discharge Associated with Construction Activities, please select this document:

DNR Ph 2 Stormwater Permit Requirements

and:  Pages 41-49 of this "Topsoil Amendment" document

For additional information, go to IDNR's Storm Water Program

Anyone seeking additional information should contact:  Jeff Nash, Principal Engineer at (515) 222-3475 or jeff.nash@wdm.iowa.gov.

To report a stormwater related issue, please contact us using any of these methods:
Call West Des Moines Public Services
 Report from your cellphone or computer using:


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