Environmental Health and Safety

Management Plan

The Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP) is prepared as a requirement of the University’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Discharge Permit. This permit is issued to the University of Michigan (UM) by the Michigan Department Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Our SWMPP describes measures, procedures and practices that UM will utilize to minimize the discharge of pollutants from campus into the storm water drainage systems and adjacent receiving waters. In accordance with the Permit, the SWMPP is required to include the following topics:

  • Public education and outreach program(s) on storm water impacts
  • Public involvement and participation
  • Illicit discharge elimination program for the campus
  • Post-construction storm water management program for new development and redevelopment projects
  • Construction storm water runoff control
  • Pollution prevention and good housekeeping practices for University operations
  • Total maximum daily loads

View the full Storm Water Management Plan here.