Keep our water clean!

Alabama's waters are one of the best parts of living in this state.  Our state has an abundance of rivers, lakes, and streams that flow into the Gulf.  So what does finding a cigarette butt in a UAH parking lot have to do with a day at the beach?

During a storm event, all the litter, trash, and oil on the ground on our campus are washed into storm drains which feed the pond which feeds the creek - eventually, downstream this flows into the river and eventually the Gulf.  So every time you see someone littering or pouring something down a storm drain, there's a good chance that eventually you might swim in it.

UAH's stormwater pollution prevention program is here to remind us that each of us has a role to play in making sure our water stays clean for use and recreation.  This stormwater program promotes environmental stewardship in support of the University's mission.

If you want to learn more, please feel free to contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety or the Sustainability Coordinator to find out ways you can get involved.

Help prevent pollution!

  • Never dump anything directly into a storm drain.
  • Never throw anything down a storm drain.
  • Dumping into storm drains is not just wrong. IT IS ILLEGAL.
  • Keep work areas clean; sweep up litter and debris.
  • Keep oils, solvents, chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, and other hazardous fluids under cover and away from the street and storm drains.
  • Cover storage containers and dumpsters; clean them regularly.
  • Never discharge wastewater to the ground or storm drains.
  • Wash vehicles or equipment on the lawn or in wash bays and never wash off detergents, oils and greases into streets or storm drains.
  • Spills are required by law to be reported, so report any chemical spill to 6911.


Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Annual Report

OMI, Inc. has prepared the following report for the University of Alabama in Huntsville for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Phase II General Permit, NPDES Permit No. ALR040059, in Madison County (89), for the period between April 1, 2022, through March 31, 2023.

Contact Information

Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Shelbie King Hall
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Fax: 256.824.6668
Emergencies: 256.824.6911
Stormwater Pollution Concerns: 256.824.6053