What is stormwater?
After a rain or snow event, stormwater is the water that runs off of hard surfaces like buildings and parking lots instead of soaking into the ground. The City of Mt Shasta maintains a storm drain system to capture stormwater and safely carry it to nearby creeks. However, stormwater can pick up pollutants like pesticides, fertilizers, oil and soap, which can harm creeks and lakes even in small quantities. Unlike our sanitary sewer system that flows to a treatment plant, stormwater is not treated before it is released to the environment. That’s why it’s important for us all to do our part to keep local waterways clean.
While rain and snow are natural, stormwater and the pollutants it contains are not! It’s our job to keep Mt Shasta’s waterways clean.
2020 Stormwater Master Plan
The City has concluded its Stormwater Master Plan in July of 2020. Adoption of the plan is scheduled for the August 10, 2020 City Council meeting. A copy of the final draft is available for review. Comments can be sent to Juliana Lucchesi at ..vog.1604115019acats1604115019ahstm1604115019@iseh1604115019cculj1604115019
What can I do to help?
There’s a lot that normal residents can do to protect the water quality of local creeks, rivers, and lakes! Learn more about stormwater best management practices here, including issues like lawn care, pet waste, and car washing.
Report a Problem.
Do you know of a storm drain in Mt Shasta that isn’t working well? Let us know by reporting a problem to our Public Works Department. Call (530) 926-7510 during City Hall Business Hours (9:00am-4:00pm) or email vog.a1604115019catsa1604115019hstm@1604115019serro1604115019td1604115019 with the location and description of the problem.