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Stormwater Maintenance

The mission of this program is to create, maintain, manage, and preserve functional, safe, and effective stormwater systems for the citizens of Leon County and its visitors. This program is responsible for maintaining open and closed drainage systems along county roads and right-of-ways. The program responds to public concerns and needs by investigating complaints, writing work orders, obtaining permits, and accomplishing work.

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Functional Responsibilities:

  • The creation, maintenance, management, and preservation of functional, safe, and effective stormwater systems for the citizens of Leon County and its visitors

  • Maintaining and retrofitting open and enclosed drainage systems along county right-of-ways and easements

  • Provide for water quality and rate control

  • Protect against personal injury, private property loss, and loss to Leon County associated with stormwater runoff

  • Responding to public concerns and needs by investigating complaints, writing work orders, obtaining permits, and accomplishing needed facility improvements.

Summary of Key Statutory Responsibilities

Comprehensive Plan: Section II - Transportation; Section III - Utilities; Section IX - Capital Improvements. Stormwater maintenance activities are performed under the following federal, state and local regulations: Federal Non-Point Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations set forth in Section 40 CFR 122.26; State Water Policy: Florida Administrative Code Chapter 62; Rule 62-40.432(2)(c), FAC - requiring local governments to establish stormwater management programs which are in accordance with the state and district stormwater quality and quantity goals. Local governments shall, among other things, ensure that stormwater systems are properly operated and maintained. Leon County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 10, Article VII - requiring compliance with quality and quantity.

Leon County Public Works
2280 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, Fl 32308

Operations:
Phone: 850-606-1400
Fax: 850-606-1401

Click here to view a Map to this location

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