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Stormwater Management

50 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630
916-461-6722
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Report non-emergency illegal dumping into storm drains:
Call 916-461-6705 or contact the 24-hour non-emergency Police Dispatch at 916-355-7231.
If you witness an illegal discharge or spill containing hazardous materials, call 911.

Main Contacts
Josh Johnsrud Drainage Operations & Maintenance jjohnsrud@folsom.ca.us 916-461-6723
Ryan Chance Drainage Engineering & Stormwater Quality Program rchance@folsom.ca.us 916-461-6713

The Public Works Department handles all stormwater management issues for the city including Design and Construction and Operation and Maintenance of the storm drain system. Public Works also manages the urban runoff pollution prevention program.

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 oil and grease from our 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.

Storm Drain Cleaning Program

The City of Folsom operates and maintains an extensive storm drainage system, including 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. The storm drains are inspected and cleaned between May and October of each year.

Reporting Drainage Maintenance of Pollution Problems

Call the City of Folsom's Public Works Streets Division to report drainage maintenance, flooding and pollution problems at 916-461-6722. After hours, a caller will be directed to leave a message or to call police dispatch in the event of an emergency.

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