The Storm Water Division falls under the umbrella of the City of Woodstock Public Works. The Storm Water Division is responsible for planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of Woodstock's storm water system. The activities of the Division are geared towards the prevention of flooding and reduction of pollution. Woodstock's storm water utility fee provides a dedicated funding source to address system maintenance, operations, planning and water quality needs.
What is Storm Water
Storm Water is the runoff that results from rainfall. As this water flows over construction sites, lawns, driveways, parking lots, and streets, it picks up sediment, nutrients, bacteria, metals, pesticides, and other pollutants. Unlike sanitary sewers that go to a treatment plant, most storm water is discharged directly to local water bodies. Increasing amounts of impervious surfaces in urban areas, such as roof tops, driveways, parking lots, and streets, decreases the ability of the water to soak into the ground, thus increasing the potential for flooding from greater volumes of runoff entering the city’s storm sewer system at a faster rate.