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Stormwater Maintenance

The Stormwater Maintenance Group is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance activities that ensure the system of underground pipes, open channels, ditches, and roadways used to collect or convey stormwater function properly.  If this system is not properly maintained, blockages occur and lead to flooding problems.  Stormwater Maintenance exists to provide safe, well-drained, durable streets, effective channel maintenance, mowing of rights-of way, and responsive emergency services to all citizens of Norman and their visitors.

Major activities include:

  • Provide for the management, maintenance of drainage systems for flood control purposes.
  • Respond to citizen requests.
  • Perform erosion control and removal of obstructions from drainage ways.
  • Maintenance of approximately 102 miles of storm sewers.
  • Provides maintenance on bridges and culverts.
  • Street sweeping is performed on major arterial and collector streets.
  • Provides emergency disaster response related to flooding, winter storms, severe storms and non-hazardous material chemical spills.
  • Provide right-of-way vegetative maintenance.
  • Coordinates rural drainage improvement projects with Cleveland County.


Current Projects:    
Work in Progress