A brief look at the many ways the City of Eugene protects waterways.

Eugene Stormwater Services

The stormwater collection system includes all publicly maintained pipes, culverts, catch basins, channels, ditches, ponds, wetlands and related waterways. The City of Eugene Public Works Department is committed to protecting water quality in our local rivers and water bodies.

The Stormwater Management Program complies with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System(NPDES) under the federal clean water act. 

The program includes:

  • Public awareness and education programs for residents, developers, contractors, businesses, industries and youth
  • Monitoring stormwater runoff 
  • Protecting and managing our natural resources and piped storm system 
  • Inspections for illicit discharges and connections 
  • Complying with the city’s stormwater permit and reporting annually to the Department of Environmental Quality 
  • And protecting our local watershed through planning, permits and regulations.
CoE Stormwater Services Opens in new window For an overview of Eugene’s Stormwater Services, watch this video.