Help us get one step closer to reaching our goal of marking all of the storm drains in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County! Staff members will have a table set up at a set location for groups to pick up their supplies and drop off datasheets when you are done. Staff members will supply maps of locations nearby that need markers or you can travel to a your own location. Be a part of the solution to water pollution!
Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will have limited spaces for volunteers. Check this webpage to register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4cadac2ba2fc1-volunthursdays
E-mail Ashley Smith (Ashley.Smith@MeckNC.gov) for questions about this event.
Established in the early 1990’s, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services is a joint municipal/county stormwater utility that includes Charlotte, the surrounding towns of Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville, and Mecklenburg County.
Storm Water Services works year-round to manage the runoff from rainfall, reduce flooding, restore floodplains and protect the water quality of surface waters county-wide. We accomplish this by:
Increasing drainage capacity to meet growth and development demands
Repairing and replacing aging storm drainage infrastructure
Restoring severely eroded streams and floodplains to hold excess rain
Mapping floodplains to protect drainage capacity and manage floodplain development
Responding to residents who call 3-1-1 to report drainage and flooding problems
Monitoring surface waters for evidence of pollutants
Enforcing ordinances to protect surface waters
Educating residents about flood safety, pollution prevention and volunteer opportunities