Storm Water & Flood Control

The Storm Water and Flood Control Division is responsible for the repair and maintenance of drainage facilities in the right-of-way and in the improved channels dedicated to the City of Poway. This division works closely with the city's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program and performs cleaning and maintenance activities on the city's storm water conveyance systems. During the dry summer months, storm drain catch basins and pipes accumulate trash, debris, and other unwanted waste. Without the efforts of city crews, unmanaged waste would flow directly into creeks and ultimately to the ocean.

Waste Flow

Work includes:

  • Annual inspections of the drainage system
  • Concrete / fence repair
  • Debris and graffiti removal
  • Detention basin maintenance
  • Emergency response 24/7
  • Pipe repair and replacement
  • Silt removal
  • Trash abatement
  • Vegetation management
  • Vegetation removal

Facilities include:

  • 9 miles of concrete channels (4-feet to 100-feet width)
  • 10 static and 4 mechanical detention basins
  • 20 miles of brow ditches
  • 44 box culverts
  • 64 miles of storm pipe (12-inch to 72-inch diameter)
  • 105 miles of open channels (4-feet to 100-feet width)
  • 1,400 drop inlets

For more information on the Storm Water and Flood Control Division, please call 858-668-4711.