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Stormwater Operations

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The Stormwater Operations program was developed to provide a dedicated operational focus to maintaining and improving the City of Fort Lauderdale’s stormwater infrastructure. The stormwater workgroups serve in tandem to proactively inspect stormwater infrastructure, respond to neighbor concerns related to street flooding, proactively maintain the stormwater system, repair and replace aging infrastructure, and construct swales to reduce street flooding and stormwater runoff and improve the water quality of our waterways.

Stormwater is a multi-jurisdictional operation, but the City operates, repairs, and maintains much of the stormwater infrastructure within City limits, including:

  • 183.5 miles of stormwater pipe
  • 1151 manholes
  • 1038 outfalls
  • 6 drainage wells
  • 8,848 catch basins

The Stormwater Operations staff is committed to proactively maintain the City's stormwater infrastructure.

Flood Protection

Stormwater Pollution

Climate Resiliency

Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Swales