Updated Stormwater Design and Construction Manual
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Storm water Design and Construction Manual (Updated 2011)

This Manual provides regulations covering engineering design and construction standards for proper storm water management for those engineers, builders, contractors, land planners, and property owners contemplating some form of land alteration within the City of Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.

The Department has been granted authority through Section 561 of the Code of the City of Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, to "protect the safety, health and general welfare of the citizens of Marion County by requiring compliance with standards and practices, which result in proper storm water drainage and sediment control in the accomplishment of land alterations" (ref. Article 1 Section 561-101, "Purpose").

Originally developed 15 years ago, the manual was updated, revised and approved in 2011 to reflect up-to-date engineering practices and information applicable to the City of Indianapolis area. The updated manual goes into effect on June 1, 2011.

Memorandum of Clarification for 2011 Storm Water Design and Construction Specifications Manual
Issued June 21, 2011


2011 Storm Water Design and Construction Specifications Manual

Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Chapter 100
Chapter 100 Appendix​
Chapter 200
Chapter 300
New Products Review Process P.I.P.E Form.pdf​​​
Chapter 500​
Chapter 600
Chapter 700
Chapter 700 Appendix​
BMP Testing Criteria​​

Approved SQTU Selection Table​​​​​​​

Appendix I - Chapter 561, Drainage and Sediment Control
Appendix II - Chapter 735, Article III. Establishment of Flood Control Zoning Districts


On April 15, 2011, the Departments of Public Works and Code Enforcement held a training event on the manual revisions.


Materials from training event:
2011 Manual Fact Sheet
Design Manual Training Presentation
IDEM Checklist:
Rule 5; Section A
Rule 5; Section B/C