City of Madison

City of Madison Engineering | Photo Credit: Archie Nicolette


Image: Storm SewerThe Storm Sewer function provides services for design, review, construction, and maintenance of a storm system consisting of about 275 miles of pipe and open channel systems for flood control and runoff water quality. The City's WPDES discharge permit requires the system to reduce non-point source pollution to area lakes and streams. This is done using an expanded system of more than 30 wet ponds and other best management practices. Maintenance of this system is an increasingly important and costly component of this service as the average age of the system increases and rehabilitation of parts of the system becomes necessary. This function also provides City residents access to professional review of drainage problems which occur on or adjacent to their property. Engineering staff review the existing conditions, act as a mediator for multiple party problems and provide possible solutions.