To protect the City against flooding by establishing and maintaining efficient stormwater collection, routing and pumping systems, and to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the City's waterways by maintaining them free of debris and aquatic vegetation.
This division is responsible for treating the canals for aquatic plants, debris removal from the City's waterways, cleaning and repair of drainage structures, pipes and construction of minor drainage infrastructure. The division is also responsible for evaluating the capacity of existing stormwater systems, production and periodic updating of accurate stormwater plans, the design of in-house drainage construction projects, and administration of contracts for stormwater-related capital improvement projects. This division also handles all new installation of stormwater pipe, catch basins, and manholes.
Please contact us if you have any questions or need information about our programs and services.
Please report all Illicit Discharge Activity to Broward County at 954-519-1499. For more informational videos, visit the Stormwater Video Tab.
This marker signifies a stormwater drain. It is illegal to dump in this drain.
Stormwater runoff is water from rain that “runs off” across the land instead of seeping into the ground. This runoff usually flows into the nearest canal, lake or ocean. The runoff is generally not treated. Stormwater runoff can convey more than just water to canals, rivers, and lakes. It carries dirt, grease, trash and more from roads, parking lots and other hard surfaces right into storm drains and ditches. They empty directly into our waterways. Storm water can also carry excess nutrients, like phosphorus, which turns our canals, lakes and streams green and smelly and harms fish, plants and other wildlife.