The Stormwater Management program encompasses canal management, flood mitigation, pollution control, drainage installation and guardrail maintenance.
Canal Management ensures the cleanliness of city maintained waterways, keeping them free of debris and control the growth of invasive aquatic vegetation. Staff controls the aquatic vegetation by applying chemicals and mechanical harvest. The removal of tree limbs/roots is also an important aspect of canal management taking a proactive approach to avoid the potential for hazardous pipe obstructions.
The Flood Protection and Pollution Control staff provides services to mitigate potential flooding of all commercial and residential properties which is a vital service of the city. The activities include street sweeping and comply with the best management practices of the National Pollution Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Ordinance requirements. The city is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Protection (NFIP) and Community Rating System (CRS) which allows residents and business owners that own properties that qualify to receive a discount on their flood insurance premiums.
To provide Stormwater Management services by maintaining city waterways keeping them free of debris and excessive aquatic vegetation; minimize flooding, and improve water quality in accordance with the National Pollution Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) best management practices.