The mission of the Stormwater Utility Section is to manage stormwater services (drainage and water quality) to the public, while maintaining an equitable rate structure.

The Stormwater Utility Section designs, reviews, constructs and maintains the City of Madison storm sewer system, which includes over 500 miles of pipe and open channel systems used for flood control and runoff water quality improvement. Specific parts of the system include:

Storm Sewer

Stormwater Fast Facts

  • Over 500 miles of storm water pipe
  • Over 26,000 storm water utility owned storm water inlets
  • 634 rain gardens
  • 150 Adopt-A-Medians
  • ~ 300 Ponds on stormwater utility owned land
  • 3 completed public streets with pervious pavement, and sidewalk (two (2) streets planned for 2022)
  • 1500 linear feet of pervious sidewalk
  • Over 1,500 acres owned by the stormwater utility and additional 500 acres of public/private regional stormwater treatment and conveyance via agreements, easements, or other documents