Stormwater Engineering and Water Quality
The Stormwater Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works and the Water Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Services work together to provide programs, projects, and services to meet the stormwater management needs of the community and protect the quality of our streams, rivers, and lakes.
- Report stormwater pollution or a flooding / drainage problem
- Find erosion / sediment control details
- Learn about Sinkholes in the Ozarks and what to do if a sinkhole develops on your property
- Find out my watershed address
- Learn how to Create a Rain Garden or a DIY Rain Barrel
- View a map of capital improvement projects
- View a map of the stormwater system
- View FEMA floodplains
- View the real-time Rain Gage Network
What's New & Events
Rain barrel rebates are available to citizens of Springfield and Greene County. Learn more.
The City of Springfield received a $765,000 grant by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) for the South Creek Restoration Project. To get more information about the project and to follow our progress, visit the South Creek Restoration Project page.
Looking for an opportunity to spend some time outside while making a difference in your community? Check out our Adopt-A-Stream program! To adopt a stream contact Carrie Lamb at 417-864-1996. Listed below are the streams in need.
What are volunteers’ responsibilities?
- Conduct cleanup (litter removal) of the adopted stream segment at least 3 times per year.
- Keep the City informed of your cleanups. Organizations are required to participate for at least one full year. Adoption is renewable annually given that program requirements are met.
What does the City provide?
- Trash bags.
- Pick up and disposal of the bags.
- Adopt-A-Stream signs at the adopted stream segment, recognizing the volunteers’ efforts.