Stormwater Engineering and Water Quality

Division Cooperation

The Stormwater Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works and the Water Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Services work together to provide programs, projects, and services to meet the stormwater management needs of the community and protect the quality of our streams, rivers, and lakes.

Helpful Information

What's New

Stormwater Design Criteria Manual Updates - Final Comment Period

Over the past 18 months, the City has been working to update the Stormwater Design Criteria Manual. A committee composed of representatives from various stakeholder groups was formed and met in a series of six meetings from December 2015 to October 2016. During these meetings, City staff provided an overview of the major topics of the manual and presented proposed updates to the 2007 version which is currently in use.  Significant changes have been made to the manual based on the committee’s feedback. The City is currently accepting comments on the updated draft chapters. Please provide any final comments in writing to Chris Dunnaway by email at or by mail at 840 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO 65802.  To view the Stormwater Design Criteria Manual, visit the Developer Resources page.

Rain Barrel Rebates

 Rain barrel rebates are available to citizens of Springfield and Greene County.  Learn more

South Creek Restoration Project

The City of Springfield received a $765,000 grant by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) for the South Creek Restoration Project. To get more information about the project and to follow our progress, visit the South Creek Restoration Project page. 


Looking for an opportunity to spend some time outside while making a difference in your community? Check out our Adopt-A-Stream program! To adopt a stream contact Kellie Herman at or 417-864-2087

What are volunteers’ responsibilities?

  • Conduct cleanup (litter removal) of the adopted stream segment at least 3 times per year.
  • Keep the City informed of your cleanups. Organizations are required to participate for at least one full year. Adoption is renewable annually given that program requirements are met.

What does the City provide?

  • Trash bags.
  • Pick up and disposal of the bags.
  • Adopt-A-Stream signs at the adopted stream segment, recognizing the volunteers’ efforts.