Welcome to the City of West Lafayette's Stormwater web page.  The purpose of this page is to provide insight into what West Lafayette is doing to address the Stormwater needs of our community in addition to complying with the applicable State and Federal regulations.  

On February 4, 2013, the City Council approved the Stormwater Service Charge for residential and non-residential properties within the legal limits of the City.  Beginning on January 1, 2014, the City will begin billing property owners for Stormwater Service Charges.  The monthly fee for residential property will be $8.00.  Monthly service charges for non-residential properties will be $8.00 per each 3,200 square feet of impervious area located on the property. 

Please feel free to direct questions pertaining to Stormwater to the Engineering Department.

Additional Information

Major Capital Project Fact Sheets

Major Projects Map

Minor Capital Sheet

Bar Barry Heights Sump Pump Discharge
Bar Barry Heights Resident Yard Flooding
George Lummel Park Flooding
Indiana Trail Drive Street Flooding
Nighthawk and Navajo Intersection Flooding
Northwestern Heights Sump Pump Discharge
Salisbury Street - Two Projects
University Farms - Benton Street Residential Flooding
University Farms - Noble Court Residential Flooding
University Farms - Sullivan Street Residential Flooding
Wabash Shores Resident Yard Flooding

NPDES Information

Federal and State Regulations

As authorized by the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States. Phase II of NPDES, published in the Federal Registeron December 8, 1999, requires NPDES permit coverage for stormwater discharges from regulated small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s).

NPDES Phase II requires regulated communities to develop a plan to address 6 major program elements regarding stormwater quality, referred to as Minimum Control Measures (MCMs).

They are:

  1. Public Education and Outreach on Stormwater Impacts
  2. Public Involvement/Participation
  3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  4. Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
  5. Post-Construction Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment
  6. Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
In Indiana, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is the permitting authority. In response to the federal regulations, IDEM developed Rule 13, which details permitting requirements within the state of Indiana. Under the Rule 13 Program, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette, West Lafayette, Battle Ground, Dayton, Purdue, and Ivy Tech of Lafayette are required to implement controls designed to prevent harmful stormwater pollutants from being washed into local water bodies, and have chosen to do so as a cooperative team. 

Stormwater Credit Manual

Service Charge Dispute Form

Technical Information

Stormwater Ordinance

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David Henderson, Utility Director
500 S River Rd
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5145
  • Office Fax: (765) 775-5149
  • Office Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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