Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management Information

Edmond's Drainage Utility was created in 1994 to help address stormwater concerns in our community. The Drainage Utility is funded by a stormwater drainage system service charge that appears on your monthly utility bill if you own residential, commercial, or industrial property or educational facilities in our city.

The Stormwater Drainage Advisory Board

The Stormwater Drainage Advisory Board (SWAB) is comprised of two council members and three community volunteers appointed by the City Council and oversees the activities of the utility which include:
  • Design of various stormwater projects and the administration of all SWAB-approved drainage improvement projects
  • Long-range stormwater management planning
  • Stormwater Quality

Floodplain Management

Edmond has adopted proactive ordinances and performs additional floodplain management activities that help to reduce the dangers to life and property that can be caused by flooding. Because of this program, you may be eligible for discounts on property owner's flood insurance premiums. (Edmond is a Class 7 Community under the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System.)

Drainage Utility Improvement Projects

A major activity of the Drainage Utility is that we fund construction projects that help lessen flooding and drainage problems. We also provide funding for regional stormwater studies to be proactive in preventing problems in the future.

Stormwater Management Functions

  • Design specifications / contract bids
  • Drainage and stormwater detention studies
  • FEMA Community Rating System and floodplain management programs
  • Field surveys, flood control
  • Flood zone determinations - more information at FEMA's website
  • Related citizen questions and concerns
  • Stormwater design for various projects