If you are new to the world of erosion and sediment control, please consider taking one of the ISWEP classes that qualify you to work in this field. The City requires any project to follow SUDAS design and specifications guidelines. Make sure to read all their requirements on how to properly install and maintain any control you use. The following links take you to information about specific practices:
Design Guidelines: every SWPPP submitted to the city shall comply with Statewide Urban Design and Specifications (SUDAS) standard design criteria. You can access SUDAS here: www.iowasudas.org.