About Requirements Not Eligible Process Approved Projects Pending Projects
This program pays for and addresses:
- Flooding to your home; and,
- Severe erosion that affects your home/building.
Stormwater runoff from public streets must be causing the drainage issues.
You must meet these three requirements to qualify:
Own residential, commercial or public property in Raleigh.
Affected by stormwater runoff coming from public streets.
Donate a permanent drainage easement.
We'll help with flooding to your home, building, severe erosion, and blocked pipes. You also must pay the stormwater utility fee.
We cannot help with:
|Nuisance yard flooding||Standing water|
|Drainage issues from landscaping and yard grading||Minor erosion|
|Stormwater runoff from private properties next to you||Roof/gutter problems|
Give us a Call
Please call us at 919-996-3779 or email us if you have a stormwater issue that may qualify for a project. We will contact you within 24-48 hours to gather more information and set up a visit (if necessary).
If you qualify for the program, we'll assess the severity of your project. Then, it will be scored and ranked among other drainage projects. We have $1.5 million a year dedicated to this program.
The Stormwater Management Advisory Commission and Raleigh City Council approve about 10 projects a year. Your project goes to the Commission first. Then, based on their recommendation, Council can approve, deny, or hold a project. It may take some time for your project to get to this point. We have several pending projects that are waiting approval.
Design, Permitting & Construction
Design and permitting can take six to nine months (or longer if there are challenging project needs). Then, we start construction!