Regulate Public and Private Activities
Watershed Policy, broadly speaking, is what regulates both public and private activities within our watersheds, primarily through the use of codes and ordinances, through the establishment of minimum or maximum standards, and setting of budgets.
Good Watershed Policy will provide many benefits, from reduced flood damages, to better water quality, to improved green and open space for the community.
Included in these tools are both model ordinances, as well as existing ordinances from Iowa communities that protect our natural resources and control stormwater runoff - pick and choose the policy that best suites your needs.
Policies that Protect Natural Resources
Policies that Reduce Stormwater Runoff
Policies that Control Stormwater Runoff