Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit
The University of Virginia owns and maintains its own small municipal separate storm sewer system (small MS4). The MS4 consists of all interconnected storm sewer pipes on grounds. UVA's MS4 discharges into Meadow Creek, tributaries to Moores' Creek, and in some cases, into the City of Charlottesville's storm sewer system.
In order for the University to discharge its storm water into state surface waters, the University is required to have a Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permit. The VPDES permit requires the University to adhere to strict pollution control measures in order to minimize the amount of pollution entering state waterways. As part of UVA's program, the University is required to educate its students and staff about storm water impacts, detect and eliminate illicit discharges, control storm water runoff from construction sites during and after construction, and prevent pollution generated from the day-to-day operation of UVA facilities.
- University Environmental Management Policy
- MS4 Standard Operating Procedures
- EPA Small MS4 Program Overview
- 2018-2023 UVA MS4 Program Plan
- 2018-2023 UVA MS4 General Permit
- July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 UVA MS4 Annual Report
- July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 UVA MS4 Annual Report
- July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 UVA MS4 Annual Report
- July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 UVA MS4 Annual Report
- Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan
- Rivanna River Combined Benthic and Bacteria TMDL Action Plan
- Moores Creek, Lodge Creek, Meadow Creek, and Schenks Branch Sediment TMDL Action Plan