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.
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.