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In October, 2001, city council amended the city code by enacting Chapter 96 Stormwater which consolidated all the existing stormwater regulations into 1 chapter and enacted a new article dealing with discharges of pollutants into the municipal stormwater drainage system. Stormwater Engineering, previously part of the Engineering Division, was elevated to division status in 2002.
The Stormwater Engineering Division is committed to the advancement and continuous improvement of the quality of life for the citizens of Springfield by being a leader in the development of stormwater solutions to meet the needs of the community and by placing the welfare and safety of the public above all other considerations.This will be achieved through:
Quality Customer Service
By being prompt and courteous in responding to all service requests with a professional approach and a meaningful and helpful resolution.
By taking the initiative to communicate openly with the public and to effectively communicate with neighborhoods on important local issues.
Cooperation with Partners
By developing partnerships with other organizations, groups and individuals with similar objectives and cooperating with those partners to increase the program effectiveness.
Education and Advancement
By being a recognized leader in public education by increasing community understanding of stormwater priorities and goals.
Leadership and Excellence
By taking a leadership role in developing a model program through the utilization of advanced innovations and a commitment to excellence.