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Stormwater Management

The goal of the University’s stormwater management efforts is to ensure that stormwater runoff from the APSU campus does not adversely impact receiving bodies of water.

General Information

What is stormwater runoff?

Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent stormwater runoff from naturally soaking into the ground.

Why is stormwater runoff a problem?

Stormwater can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the waterbodies we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water.

What can citizens do to help protect nearby bodies of water?

What are some examples of Management Practices at APSU that help protect stormwater from contamination?

To Report an Incident

To report an environmental incident, including dumping or other discharges to a stormwater drain, please contact the Physical Plant at 221-7456, or EHS at 221-6103, or email Carl Gerhold at gerholdc@apsu.edu.

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