Stormwater runoff occurs when rain or melted snow flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent stormwater runoff from naturally soaking into the ground.
"Only Rain Down the Drain"
Storm drains collect rain water and snow melt. Anything that enters a storm sewer is discharged untreated into bodies of water we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water. Only rain should go into storm drains, and not the following:
Or other pollutants
Remember the motto, "Only rain down the drain."
Report a Spill
911 - Emergency Spills
330-633-0970 for Non-Emergency Spills
Don't forget that Household Hazardous Waste and Used Motor Oils must be recycled and disposed of properly. For more information on proper disposal of these products check out Summit Reworks Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program.
City Stormwater Management
The City provides services to facilitate stormwater flow:
Catch basin repair
Ditch line maintenance (in the right-of-way)
Replacement and installation of deteriorated residential driveway pipe
Street sweeping to prevent infiltration
Report Stormwater Problems
Report stormwater problems to the Street Department by calling 330-633-5130.
The Summit Soil and Water Conservation District (Summit SWCD) serves Tallmadge and all of Summit County providing local leadership for soil and water conservation and raising the "Environmental IQ" for residents of Northeast Ohio.