The mission of the Storm Water Management Department is to protect public health and safety through storm water management by working to reduce the risk of flooding, improve the overall drainage system, and preserve the water quality in playa lakes, groundwater, and tributaries to the Brazos River. Accomplishing the Mission
The mission of the Storm Water Management Department is divided into three sections: Engineering, Education and Enforcement. Storm Water Engineering strives to provide safe, effective and economical Storm Water drainage systems through planning, engineering and land transactions. The Storm Water Education Team educates contractors, developers and the public on the Storm Water system and regulations, while promoting environmental stewardship. The Storm Water Inspectors work alongside citizens, contractors and industry to assure safe, effective drainage systems and clean, pollutant free playa lakes. What Can You Do?
One way to get involved in protecting our water resources is through complaint reporting. City of Lubbock residents are urged to be aware of what is going on in the community surrounding them. If you see excessive erosion or sediment escaping an active construction site
, or if you witness a suspicious discharge entering the storm sewer system
, please call the Storm Water Hotline at 806-775-3118 or fill out the Storm Water Complaint Reporting Form so that we can investigate potential problems.