Stormwater Control System
Control System Purpose
Stormwater control systems should not be considered means to absolutely prevent flood damage. Rather, they should be considered the engineered best management practices to reduce the potential for flood damage.
The City's stormwater control system has evolved over a number of years and has repeatedly demonstrated its effectiveness in reducing the potential for flood damage. This has been evidenced by limited flood damage during extreme rainfall events - much more limited than the FEMA
FIRMs (floodplain maps) indicate could potentially have been damaged by flooding during these excessive rainfall events.
Operation and maintenance of the City's stormwater system is intended to assure that the system operates as effectively as possible in controlling stormwater runoff.
Residents have a particularly important role in assuring that the stormwater control system operates properly by making sure that yard debris, construction debris, and other obstructions are not placed in storm drains.
For more information on the City's stormwater control system, contact the Public Works Department at 713.548.4378.