Stormwater Program

Stormwater Management
The city's Stormwater Program oversees the operation and management of a storm drain system consisting of 26 miles of creeks, 54 miles of open ditches, 5.5 miles of concrete-lined channels, 62 bridges, hundreds of miles of pipe, and thousands of catch basins and manholes. The goal of the program is to effectively manage stormwater runoff as a resource while improving water quality.
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Creek and Channel Maintenance

The City performs numerous functions in cleaning and maintaining the creeks and drainage systems throughout Citrus Heights. The City contracts for these services and the contractors perform the following duties:

  • Vegetation management
  • Removal of debris and trash from public right-of-way
  • Location and removal of blockages impeding water flow
  • Filling of sandbags
  • Assisting at public events such as the Red White and Blue Parade and Halloween Spooktacular
Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership
To coordinate regional drainage strategies, Citrus Heights, Sacramento, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento county participate in the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership (SSQP). The program has the following goals:
  • Educate and inform the public about urban runoff pollution
  • Encourage public participation in community and clean-up events
  • Collaborate with industries and businesses to encourage pollution prevention
  • Require construction activities to reduce erosion and pollution
  • Mandate development projects to include pollution controls
  • Monitor and report water quality
To learn more, visit the SSQP website.