Local developers, contractors, subcontractors and their crews can minimize their impact on Iowa City's waterways by planning ahead to keep dirt, debris, and other waste materials away from storm drains and local creeks before, during and after construction activities. Federal laws are implemented by Iowa City mandating that those who undertake construction activities also use best management practices (BMPs) to prevent pollution from leaving their construction sites. 

Federal and State Requirements / What is required in Iowa City?

How to comply with Iowa City's stormwater regulations for construction activities

Contractors of Construction Projects of One or More Acres

Contractors of Single-Family Lots in Residential Developments.

For more information on the City of Iowa City Construction Site Runoff Program, please contact:
Julie Tallman
319-356-5132
Development Regulations Specialists
Building Inspection Services
410 E Washington, Iowa City IA 52240