The utility fee revenue helps Stormwater Services do many things, outlined below.
Maintain & Install Infrastructure
Hundreds of miles of piping and other system components make up the storm drainage system that protects Concord from flooding. Stormwater Services maintains system components inside the street right-of-way.
The best way to protect stormwater quality and stop pollution is to educate our citizens. We make changes in our behaviors when we learn about the negative consequences they create.
Our environmental educator attends civic group & neighborhood meetings, visits school groups, develops literature and maintains an informational website to teach the importance of keeping our stormwater clean, because it NEVER receives treatment before it enters a body of water!
Protect the Environment
Development and other human interactions with the environment increase the amount of stormwater runoff which is easily contaminated and carries pollutants into our surface waters. Stormwater Services continues to work to reduce stormwater pollution, stop illegal dumping, clean up our watershed and restore local streams.
Two street-sweeper trucks work together to remove tons of debris from Concord streets each business day. Their work prevents system blockages and protects our waters from silt and sediment pollution.
Stormwater Services reviews plans for all new development within the City limits, making sure projects comply with state & federal regulations and contribute as little as possible to stormwater pollution.
Map the System
In order to effectively maintain the storm drainage system, our GIS technician is working to map all of Concord’s outfalls, drains, ditches, pipes & other system components while monitoring for illicit discharges.