Waukee Storm Water Department
The Storm Water Utility was created to fund the requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit issued by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) on October 25, 2004.
This permit is an unfunded mandate passed from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the IDNR to municipalities that have met requirements to be considered an MS4. The proposal to establish the Storm Water Utility was presented to the Waukee Utility Committee on March 21, 2006 and April 18, 2006. The Utility Committee moved to approve taking the utility to the City Council for review. The City Council approved implementation of the Storm Water Utility on June 5, 2006. (5/1/06 first reading, 5/15/06 second reading, 6/15/06 Storm Water Management Utility ordinance published in the Dallas County News). The utility was implemented in late June 2006 with a Storm Water Utility FAQ brochure being sent to all utility customers with the first billing.
Storm Water rates are $4.25 per ERU**
Waukee Public Works Department
805 University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone: (515) 987-4363
Fax: (515) 987-3979
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
John R. Gibson, Director of Public Works
Tim L. Royer, Assistant Director of Public Works
Jenny Corkrean, Stormwater Coordinator
City of Waukee Hotline Number to report a stormwater concern: 515-249-1212 or click here.
Stormwater Utility Billing Links:
Stormwater Permit Requirements
The permit issued to the City of Waukee requires that the City develop and maintain the following programs:
- Public Education and Outreach – Develop informational brochures to distribute to all residents and businesses that provide information related to stormwater impacts on water quality and measures that can be implemented to reduce water quality degradation from stormwater. A new brochure is to be developed and distributed every two years. Download "Together' We Are Managing Storm Water" brochure
- Develop and adopt an Illicit Discharge Prohibition Ordinance that prohibits anything other than stormwater from being discharged to receiving waters. Download Section 406 Illicit Discharge to Storm Water System
- Develop an Illicit Discharge and Elimination Program to identify and eliminate all illicit discharges. The program must include annual inspection of dry weather outfalls which discharge to water bodies, procedures to identify the sources of the dry weather flows, and procedures for disconnecting illicit connections. Records are to be maintained of the inspections performed, the results of the inspections, and measures taken to identify and, when appropriate, eliminate the sources of dry weather flows.
- Develop and maintain a current storm sewer and drainage map that reflects all public drainage outlets, culverts, and drainage ways.
- Develop a Construction Site Runoff Control Ordinance that requires proper soil erosion and sediment control from construction activities on public and/or private property. Download Section 204B Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control (COSESCO)
- Develop a Construction Site Review and Inspection Program which includes periodic inspection of private construction sites.
- Develop and adopt a Post-Construction Site Runoff Control Policy Ordinance which addresses the control of runoff from building activities after construction has been completed. (Download Section 204D Post Construction Storm Water Management)
- Establish procedures and acceptance criteria for review of post-construction runoff controls for construction sites.
- Develop a program for inspection of runoff control devices and structures.
- Develop a watershed assessment program and comprehensive land use plan which outlines measures to be implemented to reduce flooding, reduce erosion in ditches and streams, improve water quality, and reduce degradation of habitat for fish and wildlife.
- Develop a program for inspecting, maintaining, and cleaning the public stormwater drainage systems and culverts.
- Develop a pesticide and fertilizer management program to reduce pollutant discharge associated with storage, application, and disposal of pesticides and fertilizers from municipal operations.
- Develop a program for training municipal employees regarding practices to reduce pollutants in stormwater.
- Develop and implement Best Management Practices at City facilities to reduce pollutants in stormwater from these facilities.
- On construction projects that are owned or operated by the City, develop a construction site inspection program that requires inspections at least every seven (7) days and within two (2) business days of a 0.5 inch or greater rainfall event.
- Prepare an annual report for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources summarizing activities undertaken during the year regarding compliance with the permit.