Public Works is responsible for over 2,400 Stormwater Management Facilities. During a 1” rainstorm, 27,000 gallons of water fall across a single acre of land. There are 10,600 acres of impervious area in the Christina River Watershed alone, 1 of the 21 watersheds in the county. That’s over 286 million gallons of runoff that need to be properly managed to protect water quality.
The Stormwater Division also runs a broad range of environmental programs designed to preserve and enhance ground and surface water quality in the county. Nearly 1,200 commercial food establishments are monitored to ensure compliance with fats, oils, and grease discharge regulations and more than 40 industrial wastewater dischargers are inspected to ensure clean waterways and safe drinking water.