The mission of the University of Minnesota Duluth Storm Water Pollution Prevention
Program is to reduce, to the maximum extent practicable, the possible negative
impacts of the campus on the surrounding watersheds and ultimately the Lake
To this end, the University of Minnesota Duluth will develop,
implement, and enforce a storm water pollution prevention program to protect
water quality and satisfy the appropriate requirements of the Clean Water
- To meet the requirements of the NPDES Phase II storm water requirements,
the Clean Water Act, applicable Minnesota laws and statutes, and university of Minnesota environmental policies and Procedures.
- To minimize and/or regulate storm water surge volumes
by promoting storm water sensitive design.
- To educate our community about storm water issues.
- To manage on-campus storm water problems efficiently and effectively.
- To promote overall watershed protection by working with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA); Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR); and the Municipal Seperate Storm Sewer System (MS4) owners and agencies represented by the Regional Stormwater Protection Team (RSPT)
Our community is composed of the employees, contractors, and students of the
University of Minnesota Duluth. To this end, we will be targeting this audience
for our specific Best Management Practices, annual meetings, notifications,
In realizing that we are but a small part of the Lake Superior watershed
area, and that most of our community lives in the greater Duluth
area, we will work in conjunction with the surrounding MS4's in promoting
storm water education and in dealing with joint municipal storm water problems.