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


Stormwater Operation & Maintenance Plans for Development Projects

Templates are now available for submittal of a stormwater operation & maintenance plan and agreement as part of the development review process. Visit the Developer Resources page.



Floating Wetlands Pilot Project at Sequiota Park

In partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Environmental Services is installing floating wetlands in Sequiota Park in an effort to reduce algae in the lake. A floating wetland is a man-made aquatic plant habitat, created to mimic a natural wetland ecosystem by providing shade and wildlife cover, and by absorbing excess nutrients in the water. Learn more. 


City of Springfield Stormwater Management Plan

The City’s Stormwater Management Plan and annual report describe the program and activities the City implements to reduce pollutants in stormwater as required by its MS4 permit.  View the plan and annual report



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 sedavis@springfieldmo.gov or 417-864-1944 with any questions.

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