Stormwater Tempe Bioswales

Stormwater Program


To ensure the environmental integrity of the campus stormwater system by addressing flood, water quality, and erosion control.

To work hand-in-hand with members of the campus community through education and outreach programs.

To inspire and encourage proactive involvement by setting a positive example through leadership in developing innovative solutions to our campus environmental concerns.


The Arizona State University Stormwater Management Program and Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Plan are in general conformance with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit Number AZG2021-002 for Stormwater Discharges from the Small ASU Separate Storm Sewer Systems at the three ASU campuses: Tempe, Polytechnic and West. The Permit was issued by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality effective Sept. 30, 2021. ASU submitted the Notice of Intent, and prepared and implemented the Stormwater Management Program in accordance with Sections 2 and 5 of the Permit.