Stormwater pollution prevention

Stormwater drains directly into state water bodies. There is no cleanup that takes place once stormwater enters the drain. Anything put into the drain goes into the water body.

The Stormwater Management Plan at the University of Utah prohibits the discharge of any material other than stormwater into the storm drain system. Pollutants include, but are not limited to:

  • Household hazardous wastes (kitchen and bathroom cleaners, etc.)
  • Oil (even edible oils) and/or fluids from motor vehicles
  • Pet waste
  • Trash, litter or debris such as grass clippings
  • Construction site generated pollutants (concrete washout, sediment)

Only clean water can go down the storm drain!

For more information on stormwater pollution prevention or any of the following please contact Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety:

  • To report outdoor spills, illegal dumping or other illicit discharges threatening storm drains
  • To submit questions or comments on the University‚Äôs Stormwater Management Plan
  • To report construction site related pollution concerns such as sediment tracking onto streets