There are 2,500 miles of stormwater pipes and streams in Raleigh. These natural and engineered infrastructure make up the stormwater system. They work together to help prevent water pollution and reduce hazardous flooding.
We maintain the system on public streets and property. Homeowners are responsible for stormwater pipes and streams on their private property.
Follow these tips to protect the stormwater system:
- Remove branches from streams and pipes to prevent clogs.
- Don’t mow to the stream’s edge. Keep this area planted and the grass long. Having a buffer of long grass helps protect the stream.
- Don’t litter - put trash in the garbage and recycle.
- Dispose of yard waste. Don't put leaves or grass clippings near stormwater pipes or streams.