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.
- Learn about Sinkholes in the Ozarks and what to do if a sinkhole develops on your property
- Find out your watershed address
- View a map of the city's stormwater system
- View FEMA floodplains
Stormwater Design Criteria Manual Updates - Final Comment Period
Over the past 18 months, the City has been working to update the Stormwater Design Criteria Manual. A committee composed of representatives from various stakeholder groups was formed and met in a series of six meetings from December 2015 to October 2016. During these meetings, City staff provided an overview of the major topics of the manual and presented proposed updates to the 2007 version which is currently in use. Significant changes have been made to the manual based on the committee’s feedback. The City is currently accepting comments on the updated draft chapters. Please provide any final comments in writing by Friday, June 23, 2017 to Chris Dunnaway by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 840 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO 65802. Following this 30-day final comment period, the manual and accompanying ordinance will be presented to City Council for adoption. To view the Stormwater Design Criteria Manual, visit the Developer Resources page.
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 email@example.com 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.