Rubber duck floating in gutterStormwater is a term used to describe water that originates during precipitation events. Stormwater that does not soak into the ground becomes surface runoff which follows into waterways either directly or indirectly trough stormwater pipes and outlets. All stormwater ends up untreated in your local waterway.


Stormwater Operations is responsible for maintenance, daily functions and management of Norfolk's stormwater systems.

  • BMP Maintenance
  • Ditch Maintenance
  • Flood Gate Maintenance and Operations
  • Stormwater Pump Station Maintenance
  • Structure Repair and Maintenance

Street Sweeping

Street Sweeping is responsible for sweeping all streets with curb and gutter.

Environmental Regulatory

Environmental Regulatory is responsible for managing Norfolk's stormwater discharge permit and supporting programs.


Engineering is responsible for water quality and water quantity projects city-wide.

Education & Outreach

Education and Outreach is responsible for educational campaigns and programs.

Stormwater Fees

Stormwater fees are monthly fees paid for stormwater.