Stormwater Management

The City of Windsor Heights is a Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) under the State of Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit regulations.

This state regulation requires the City to establish its own Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Management Program. This permit is issued pursuant to the authority of section 402(b) of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S. C. 1342(b), Iowa Code section 455B.174 and rule 567-64.13, Iowa Administrative Code.

Stormwater management fees were implemented and are billed monthly to all Windsor Heights customers. The stormwater management fees raise revenues to fund the City of Windsor Heights’s stormwater management program and facilities. This program brings the City into compliance with federal regulations and safeguards our community directly through improved inspection and maintenance of critical stormwater infrastructure and indirectly through public education and outreach programs.

Please take a moment to complete our stormwater survey.

HELP PROTECT OUR RIVERS AND STREAMS BY REPORTING ILLEGAL DUMPING
Many of the storm sewers in Windsor Heights drain directly to Walnut Creek and do not go into a wastewater plant for treatment. It is important to prevent the introduction of materials into these drains, which could cause problems in the receiving streams.

PROHIBITED DISCHARGES TO STORM DRAINS AND STREAMS INCLUDE:

  • Waste oils and grease
  • Paints and associated products, such as thinners, solvents, chemicals, etc.
  • Solids of any kind including yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, etc.)

IF YOU HAVE WITNESSED AN ILLEGAL DISCHARGE TO THE CITY SEWERS OR STREAMS AND WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A REPORT, PLEASE CALL  645-6826. Please include your name and phone number, including the location of the suspected dumping.

To report storm water related problems call 515-279-3662 during regular office hours.

The watershed includes the communities of Clive, Dallas Center, Des Moines, Grimes, Ubandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights. To learn more about how Walnut Creek affects the City of Windsor Heights click here.