The Storm Water Department provides storm water management services to minimize flooding, improve water quality, and protect the community. Storm Water drainage lines are located throughout the entire city. Rain water flows off urban streets, parking lots, construction sites, and neighborhoods, where it is then channeled into the City's storm water drainage system of pipes and ditches. Its final destination is our creeks, bays, lakes and oceans.
The Storm Water Department strives to maintain the City's system to provide adequate levels of flood protection and pollution prevention efforts. Learn more »
Storm Water Services
Teaching people about storm water drainage and the impact of litter and dumping on the health and quality of our water is key to pollution prevention.
City employees and volunteers have put the message "No Dumping" onto hundreds of storm drains to help eliminate illegal discharges of pollutants into the storm system. Learn how to participate.
Find information about state requirements for construction sites to prevent storm water runoff into local bodies of water such as creeks, streams and bays.
Learn about Pet Waste Pollution, Disposing of Yard Waste, Household Hazardous Waste and how City Ordinances prohibit pollution that can make its way into our storm drain system.
In most areas, the streets are considered to be a part of the drainage system. Learn about what you can do if your street floods.
Daniel M. Grimsbo, P.E. – Executive Director of Water Utilities
Daniel M. Grimsbo was named the Executive Director of Water Utilities in June 2017. He previously served as Interim Director of Water Utilities and Director of Development Services from September 2014 through January 2017. As the Executive Director of Water Utilities, he supervises the operations of the water treatment and distribution system and the waste water treatment and collection system.
He retired from the Navy, Civil Engineer Corps after 22 years of service in 2009. He has 21 years of progressive project experience in all facets of engineering management from facilities planning and construction, budgeting and construction contracting, to utility and facility maintenance. In addition, he as eight years of experience in naval nuclear power plant operations, maintenance, construction, and testing.
His Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering is from The Citadel and his Master of Urban and Regional Planning is from the University of Illinois and his Master of Science Business Organizational Management is from the University of La Verne. He is a registered Professional Engineer, Certified Planner and Certified Energy Manager.