Stormwater Engineering and Water Quality

Division Cooperation

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.

Helpful Information

What's New

City of Springfield Stormwater Management Plan

The City’s Stormwater Management Plan  describes the programs and activities that the City plans to implement to address stormwater pollution as required by its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit.  The City’s MS4 permit was renewed in 2017 and the plan is being updated in accordance with the new permit for the next 5 years.  Do you have ideas on how the City should address stormwater pollution?  Please view the draft plan and submit any comments to Carrie Lamb, Water Quality Compliance Officer, at by Friday, March 23.

Flood Control and Water Quality Protection Manual

The Flood Control and Water Quality Protection Manual contains the requirements and standards that are used to plan, design, build, and maintain stormwater infrastructure on both private development and City-owned facilities to control flooding and protect water quality. To view the manual, visit the Developer Resources page.

Bat and Butterfly Habitat Tracker

The City of Springfield is home to endangered bat species and also serves as Monarch Butterfly habitat when migrating from Mexico to Canada. Whether you have a milkweed butterfly garden or a bat house, tell us about how you are contributing to habitat conservation using our new Habitat Tracker! Please contact Sarah Davis at or 417-864-1944 with any questions.

Rain Barrel Rebates

 Rain barrel rebates are available to citizens of Springfield and Greene County.  Learn more

South Creek Restoration Project

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 Kellie Herman at or 417-864-2087

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.