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Storm Water Services FLOODED!
Amy Plummer
aplummer@charlottenc.gov
10/18/2017

About Storm Water Services

​​​​​​​​​Established in the early 1990’s, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services is a joint municipal/county stormwater utility that includes Charlotte, the surrounding towns of Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville, and Mecklenburg County.

What We Do  

Storm Water Services works year-round to manage the runoff from rainfall, reduce flooding, restore floodplains and protect the water quality of surface waters county-wide. We accomplish this by:        

  • Increasing drainage capacity to meet growth and development demands

  • Repairing and replacing aging storm drainage infrastructure

  • Restoring severely eroded streams and floodplains to hold excess rain

  • Mapping floodplains to protect drainage capacity and manage floodplain development

  • Responding to residents who call 3-1-1 to report drainage and flooding problems

  • Monitoring surface waters for evidence of pollutants

  • Enforcing ordinances to protect surface waters

  • Educating residents about flood safety, pollution prevention and volunteer opportunities

Organization 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services staff includes both City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County employees. Staff coordinates closely to provide comprehensive stormwater services and ensure service to residents is seamless.

County Storm Water Services is part of the Water & Land Division of the Mecklen​burg County Land Use & Environmental Services Agency
located at 2145 Suttle Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208The county is responsible for named streams (such as Little Sugar Creek, Briar Creek, and McDowell Creek) draining more than one square mile and the regulated floodplain throughout the entire county.  

City Storm Water Services is a Division within the City of Charlotte Engineering & Property Management Department located at 600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. The​ city is responsible for smaller streams and manmade drainage systems draining less than one square mile.

The Towns of Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville are responsible for smaller streams and manmade drainage systems draining less than one square mile within each jurisdiction.​

 

 

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