Storm Water Management

Storm Water Runoff

Storm water runoff occurs when rain or melted snow flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent storm water 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:
  • Fertilizers
  • Oil
  • Pet waste
  • Trash
  • Or other pollutants
Remember the motto, "Only rain down the drain."

City Storm Water Management

The City provides services to facilitate storm water 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 Storm Water Problems

Report storm water problems to the Street Department by calling 330-633-5130.

Environmental Awareness

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.


Visit the Summit Soil and Water Conservation District website to learn more about the Summit SWCD urban and backyard conservation.

Watch this video on watersheds from Summit SWCD:

Summit SWCD Newsletter

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Winter 2020 Newsletter 

Spring 2020 Newsletter 

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