Environmental Health and Safety

Stormwater

The University is a co-permittee with the city of Austin under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Pollution Discharge Elimination (NPDES) permit program. One part of the university's permit is the required Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) which outlines our commitments to pollution reduction programs.

As a required part of the SWMP and as University policy all contractors on all construction sites are required to follow the Construction Site Procedures for Contractors. Additionally, landscapers are required to follow the Procedures for Landscape Contractors.

Planned discharges from construction sites are generally prohibited at the University. In some situations discharges may be allowed to the stormwater or the sanitary sewer system. In all cases, such proposed discharges require submittal in advance of a Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Discharge Request.