About Us

25 Years of Service​

In the late 1980s, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County leaders and citizen advisory groups developed a framework for a program with dedicated funding to support stormwater initiatives. In 1993, Charlotte Storm Water Services was born and Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services followed in early 1994. This collaborative effort created the first stormwater utility in North Carolina and one of the first in the nation. In celebration of 25 years of service, staff members reflected on our accomplishments, why our programs and projects are important to our community, and what our work will look like in the next 25 years.


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Improving Infrastructure


Protecting Surface Waters​​​​​


Building Partnerships​