About Us

About Storm Water Services

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

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Logo.

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

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Logo.

What We Do

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

  • 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 concerns

  • 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 address the surface water quality needs of smaller streams and manmade drainage systems draining less than one square mile within each jurisdiction.


Storm Water Advisory Committee (SWAC)


​Who to Contact

​Communications Team

​Floodplain Inquiries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Media Inquiries​

Permitting and Compliance

Program Administration

Storm Drainage Improvement Projects

Surface Water Quality

Surface Water Quality Outreach, Education and Volunteers


​Locations

​City of Charlotte Storm Water Services

​Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services