The Stormwater Division is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the City’s stormwater (drainage) infrastructure. The City has a comprehensive stormwater maintenance and rehabilitation program to ensure proper drainage, and that program is being greatly enhanced as the City invests in improvements to the aging system. The goal is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Palm Coast through a full range of municipal services and a comprehensive program of stormwater management. The Stormwater Division is part of the Construction Management & Engineering Division of the Community Development Department.
The Stormwater Division oversees maintenance of the City-wide stormwater drainage system -- from the front-yard swales to the interconnecting ditch system to the freshwater and saltwater canal systems. Ongoing stormwater maintenance programs and rehabilitation projects include swale maintenance, drainage pipes, water control structures (aka weirs), drainage ditches, freshwater canals and saltwater canals, and stormwater storage improvements. The City conducts stormwater modeling every other year to determine priorities for stormwater rehabilitation projects. Additionally, the Division oversees capital improvements projects each year including water control structure replacement and major roadway pipe crossings. The system includes: