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Stormwater Management
Welcome to the City of Flagstaff Stormwater Management website. The
mission of the stormwater section is to promote public health,
safety, and general welfare, to minimize public and private
losses due to flood conditions within the City of Flagstaff, and to comply with the applicable floodplain and stormwater regulations.

The City of Flagstaff has revised the Stormwater Credit Manual.  The Manual is a document which provides for discounts on your stormwater billing (as shown on your water bill) for certain stormwater controls such as detention basins, Low Impact Development (LID) facilities and Rainwater Harvesting.  Many developments that have occurred since 1990 may be eligible for a discount.  The discount may be applied to commercial, industrial or residential developments.  As part of the application process, you will need to attest that the facility(s) are maintained on a regular basis by yourself or perhaps by a Homeowner's Association.  If you believe you or the subdivision you live in, may have a stormwater facility that may apply, you are encouraged to apply for a discount. 

Application (click here)

To find out if your property may be eligible for a discount, please contact Chris Kirkendall at 213-2473.  Please submit the completed application to  or mail to City of Flagstaff Stormwater Management, attn:  Chris Kirkendall, 211 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ  86001.

New Requirements for certain single family Building Permits

Effective January 1, 2015 the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) will require a Stormwater Construction General Permit (2013 CGP) for certain single family residential units and subdivision infill projects. (See complete list of affected subdivisions in the Fact Sheet link provided below).

Requirements per ADEQ
: Construction sites that disturb less than one acre, but are part of a common plan of development or sale that will ultimately disturb one acre or more need CGP coverage. It includes all clearing, grading, excavation, and stockpiling activities that will result in the disturbance of one or more acres. It also includes supporting activities such as storage of construction materials, vehicle and equipment storage and maintenance (e.g., fill piles, borrow area, concrete truck washout, fueling).

This permit is a requirement of the Clean Water Act and administered by the City of Flagstaff in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). It is a part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) focusing on point source pollutants associated with stormwater runoff.

Links to useful documents and guidelines are below:

Fact Sheet

2013 Construction General Permit (ADEQ)

Construction General Permit (CGP) Inspection Form

Frequently Asked Questions (CGP)

Notice of Intent (NOI) Fillable Form

SWPPP Plan Sheet Guide

Flagstaff City Hall, 211 West Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: (928) 213-2000