Many types of urban activities can directly impact the health of Iowa City's surface waters. Local developers, contractors, subcontractors and their crews can adversely impact water quality by not properly planning ahead to keep dirt, debris, and other waste materials away from storm drains and local creeks before, during and after construction activities. Federal law, now implemented by Iowa City, mandates that those who undertake construction activities provide pollution protection at 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
Development Regulations Specialists
Building Inspection Services
410 E Washington, Iowa City IA 52240