Stormwater Management

Welcome to the City of San Juan’s Stormwater Management page, where we take pride in our commitment to preserving the beauty and safety of our community through responsible stormwater management practices.

We deliver Keeping Our Community Clean and Safe

We understand the importance of safeguarding our environment and ensuring that stormwater runoff does not harm our neighborhoods, water bodies, and natural ecosystems.

Our Responsibility

Stormwater runoff occurs when rainwater flows over streets, parking lots, and other surfaces, picking up pollutants along the way. It’s our responsibility to prevent these pollutants from entering our storm drains and ultimately reaching our local waterways. Clean storm drains mean cleaner rivers, streams, and the protection of our precious natural resources.

What We Do

At the City of San Juan, we are dedicated to implementing effective stormwater management strategies to minimize pollution and maintain the quality of our water bodies. Our efforts align with regional initiatives, including the Rio Grande Valley Stormwater Management Program, to ensure that our community remains clean and resilient.

Engaging Residents in Clean Water Initiatives

We believe in the power of community involvement to create lasting change. We understand that keeping our lakes and rivers clean is a shared responsibility, and we actively engage our residents in a variety of outreach programs and projects to foster a deep understanding of the importance of preserving our local water bodies.

Educational Initiatives

Knowledge is the first step toward positive action. We are committed to educating our community about stormwater management and the critical role they play in keeping our waterways clean. Our educational initiatives include:

  • Workshops and Seminars: We regularly host workshops and seminars on topics related to stormwater management, pollution prevention, and the significance of clean water for our environment and well-being.
  • School Programs: We collaborate with local schools to introduce students to the principles of stormwater management and environmental stewardship. Through classroom presentations and hands-on activities, we inspire the next generation of environmental champions.
  • Public Awareness Campaigns: Keep an eye out for our public awareness campaigns, which are designed to inform residents about simple actions they can take to protect our lakes and rivers.

Community Projects

Hands-on involvement leads to tangible results. We actively engage our community in projects that promote clean water and enhance our local environment:

  • River Cleanups: Join us in our community river cleanup events, where residents of all ages can participate in removing litter and debris from our waterways, improving their overall health and appearance.
  • Stream Restoration: We partner with environmental organizations to restore and protect local streams, enhancing their ecosystems and water quality.
  • Community Gardens: Our community gardens not only provide green spaces for residents but also promote sustainable landscaping practices that reduce runoff and pollution.

How You Can Get Involved

  • Volunteer: Join our volunteer programs and participate in community cleanup events to make a direct impact on preserving our local environment.
  • Stay Informed: Keep up with our events and educational opportunities to learn more about stormwater management and how you can contribute to cleaner water.
  • Report Pollution: If you observe any suspicious discharges into storm drains or notice pollutants in our water bodies, please report them to our Stormwater Management team.

Contact Us

For more information on our Stormwater Management program or to report any stormwater-related concerns, please contact our dedicated team at the Sanitation Department.

Together, we can protect and preserve the natural beauty of San Juan and ensure a clean and safe environment for generations to come. Thank you for your commitment to our community and the environment.