Learn about stormwater on UNL campus and beyond.

Stormwater Management Plan

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln developed a Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) in compliance with the university's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. This permit requires that all permit holders meet stormwater pollutant reductions to improve the health of surface waters.

In June 2018, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) determined that the SWMP and supporting documents meet the requirements of the small MS4.  The SWMP will be updated as needed throughout the 5-year permit term.  We continue to welcome comments regarding the Stormwater Management Plan from the entire UNL community.  Use the button below to send us your comments.

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Current Permit


Annual Reports


Green Infrastructure on UNL Campus (logo created by ADPR students, Spring 2017)
Green Infrastructure on UNL Campus (logo created by ADPR students, Spring 2017)
East Campus Storm Sewer Map
East Campus Storm Sewer Map.  View large map.
City Campus Storm Sewer Map
City Campus Storm Sewer Map. View larger map.
NIC Storm Sewer Map
NIC Storm Sewer Map. View larger map.

Examples of Major Green Systems on Campus

East Campus Parking Lot: Utilizes infiltration trenches and bioretention basins to treat the stormwater coming off the parking lot
Under the parking lot the UNMC Nursing Center has a subsurface Storm Tech System. Here is a link that shows how the system works.
Love Library North: Utilizes pervious surfaces and bioretention cells to assist with improving water quality and quantity.

External Resources

Regulatory Links

Contractor Education Links

General Links