Stormwater Resources


Stormwater originates from rain, snow, irrigation or other activities that flow across streets, parking lots, driveways and yards. The water is carried by gutters and ditches into storm drains where it flows into streams, lakes and rivers.

Without proper treatment, the pollutants in this water (soil, pet waste, salt, pesticides, fertilizers, oils, grease, litter, etc.) can diminish water quality for residents.

The city has developed a set of resources - standards, ordinances and policies - that must be followed when creating new public improvement projects.

The stormwater network map indicates stormwater structures, conduit, pavement and buildings within a desired 1/4 square mile.

Stormwater Ordinances

7.58 - Stormwater Pollution to Storm Sewers and Surface Waters
15.06 - Stormwater Management Program and Utility
15.10 - Stormwater Management Program - Standards and Permitting
16.200 - Erosion and Sediment Control
16.210 - Stormwater Treatment
18.360 - Floodplain Zoning Ordinance
18.365 - Stream Corridor Requirements