Keeping Our Waterways Clean

shoreline of lake with walking path and trees

The Streets and Stormwater Division has installed various stormwater structures to reduce debris and nutrients entering waterways, including baffle boxes, inlet baskets, alum treatment and a bar screen system.

Shoreline plantings have also reduced pollutants entering waterways. Additionally, as part of a vigorous education and outreach plan to decrease pollution, all city field employees and contractors are required to take a Stormwater Pollution Prevention class pertinent to their area of work.

Learn more about the role of Streets and Stormwater