Stormwater is runoff that occurs when rain water falls onto surfaces like roads, roofs, driveways and parking lots and does not soak into the ground.
Under the Federal Clean Water Act, Durham is required to have a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge stormwater into streams. Since storm drains flow directly to streams without any treatment, all residents and businesses play a role in preventing polluted runoff.
The Stormwater and GIS Division is located is on the 3rd floor of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, in the Public Works Department. See stormwater pollution? Report anonymously by calling 919-560-SWIM (919-560-7946) or submit a report.