The City of Salisbury Stormwater Utility is a result of an unfunded federal mandate that raised the standards for local municipalities regarding stormwater removal.
The Stormwater Utility in Salisbury, established in July 2012, will overhaul the stormwater infrastructure within City limits and create cleaner water for our community in an effort to preserve the overall health of our physical environment.
The City of Salisbury Stormwater Utility manages the City's stormwater system including engineering, maintenance, construction, cleaning, environmental protection and structural improvements.
The physical storm drainage system within the City of Salisbury consists of a broken network of pipes, ditches and open channels that were installed at different times by many different entities. The flow of stormwater travels through both public and private property, and maintenance of the drainage route is the responsibility of each respective property owner along the route. The City of Salisbury maintains storm drainage systems in City streets and on City owned properties. Maintenance is provided on an on-call basis. The City clears obstruction and replaces damaged pipes and basins. The City may not necessarily improve undersized or eroded drainage systems or maintain drainage features in State streets or on private property.