Stormwater System Maintenance

The City of Nixa stormwater drainage system includes a combination of storm sewer pipe, open ditches, culverts, and detention areas directly related to roadways and conveyance areas. Though not all stormwater drainage areas are controlled by the City of Nixa, Crews are equipped to maintain a multitude of stormwater situations including the construction of new systems along roadways.

The Nixa Street Department cleans an average of 300 storm drain boxes and cleans the silt and debris from the stormwater channels. They also clean some of the piping that carries the water through the system. Concrete and dirt work maintenance of the system, as well as pipe replacement, is done as needed.

We work hard to keep our drains clean, which ultimately keeps our waterways safe. Please be aware that anything that goes into the stormwater drains goes directly in the James River or other natural water sources. The City of Nixa doesn’t have a designated stormwater department. Without a complete department and its funding, the city is only able to complete the minimum requirements set by the state and federal governments.

Stormwater Box Cleaning

The Nixa Storm Water Maintenance Plan is broken into five sections. The Nixa Street Department cleans an average of 300 stormwater boxes per section.

Stormwater Ditch Maintenance

The Street Department cleans the silt and debris from stormwater channels and cleans the weir structures, which are the devices used to control stormwater flow. Our street crews also the piping that carries the water. Repairs are done as needed. These repairs could consist of concrete or dirt work or pipe replacement.

Stormwater Retention Basins

The City of Nixa maintains several stormwater retention basins around the city, but many are under the control of individual residents or HOAs. If a retention basin near you needs to be cleaned of trash or debris, contact Nixa Public Works, and we can determine the best course of action.

Other Flooding Issues

Flooding assistance and prevention aids in pollution prevention as well. Debris and silt that’s carried through our stormwater drains end up in our local streams and rivers. It’s important to stay educated on how you can prevent flooding near you.