Folsom’s Public Works Department handles all stormwater management issues for the City, from design and construction of the storm drain system to operation and maintenance, and urban runoff pollution prevention.
Drainage Operations and Maintenance (916) 355-8344
Drainage Engineering and Stormwater Quality Program
Sarah Staley, P.E. (916) 351-3545
To report illegal dumping into storm drains,
please call (916) 808-4H20 (4420)
or 24-hr non-emergency Police Dispatch (916) 355-7231.
Storm Drain System Maintenance
The City operates and maintains an extensive storm drainage system, including about 190 miles of pipe, 23 miles of natural drainage channels/creeks, 30 flood control and/or water quality detention basins and over 200 outfalls to creeks/rivers. The storm drain system is operated and maintained by the Public Works Streets Division.
Stormwater Quality Program
Unlike water from our toilets and sinks, which is carried in the sanitary sewer system to the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, urban runoff in our storm drain system travels directly to our neighborhood creeks and the American River without treatment. This means that oil and grease fromour cars and roadways, excess fertilizers from our lawns, and soapy residue from washing activities could be entering our creeks and river every day.
The City of Folsom is taking steps to combat urban runoff pollution to keep our waterways clean. Since 1990, the City has been a partner in the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership along with the County of Sacramento and the Cities of Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Galt and Rancho Cordova. Together, we are implementing a comprehensive program involving public outreach, construction and industrial controls, water quality monitoring and other activities designed to protect the health of our creeks and rivers for generations to come.
Business Compliance Program
The City of Folsom has an agreement with Sacramento County Environmental Management Department to conduct triennial stormwater compliance inspections at many businesses and industries in the city. For more information, visit: http://www.emd.saccounty.net/EnvComp/WP/Stormwater.html
Reporting Maintenance or Pollution Problems
Call Folsom's Public Works Department, Streets Division to report maintenance, flooding, and pollution problems. After hours, a caller will be directed to leave a message, or to call police dispatch in the event of an emergency:
Folsom's Public Works, Streets Division (916) 355-8344
Call Folsom's Hazmat Hotline if a discharge or spill contains hazardous material.
Folsom's Hazmat Hotline (916) 355-8397 Resources For More Information