Drainage Engineering &
Stormwater Quality Program
Drainage Operations &
Report non-emergency illegal
dumping into storm drains
Phone: 916-808-4H20 (4420)
Or contact the 24-hour
non-emergency Police Dispatch
If you witness an illegal discharge or
spill containing hazardous materials,
To report an incident,
use the Folsom Connect mobile and
web application, or contact the
Public Works Administration &
Engineering division at 916-355-7303
for additional assistance.
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.
The City of Folsom 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.
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 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.
Call the City of Folsom's Public Works Streets Division to report drainage maintenance, flooding, and pollution problems at 916-355-8344. After hours, a caller will be directed to leave a message, or to call police dispatch in the event of an emergency.