Transportation &amp Storm Water Department

Street Division

San Diego is the seventh largest city in the country and growing. The challenge of maintaining the City's streets and structures is growing right along with it. Street Division maintains over ...

  • 2,800 miles of street and alleys
  • 5,000 miles of sidewalk
  • 200,000 trees
  • 70,000 drain structures
  • 53,000 street signs
  • 40,000 street lights
  • and much more.

Street Division relies on technology to project and plan for future maintenance. We also utilize innovative tools and techniques to do our job more efficiently and cost-effectively. Our primary line of defense is our "eyes on the street", residents who help us identify what needs repair. Anyone can report a street or structure repair 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (619) 527-7500 or by using our online Service Request system.

Our inventory management section catalogs and tracks everything from work completed to the exact number of trees in the right of way. Using state of the art GIS systems and software co-designed by us, we can analyze the condition of streets slated for repair and even use global positioning to track our street sweepers. Our system is routinely used as a model for other agencies and municipalities such as NASA, the City of Phoenix, Ocean County, New Jersey and the Marin County Water District.

Please send any comments or suggestions about the Streets Division web pages to [email protected]

Storm Water Division

The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (Storm Water Program) is the lead office for the City's efforts to reduce pollutants in urban runoff and storm water to the maximum extent practicable. These activities, include but are not limited to, public education, employee training, water quality monitoring, source identification, code enforcement, watershed management, and Best Management Practices development/implementation within the City of San Diego jurisdictional boundaries. The Storm Water Program represents the City on storm water and NPDES storm water permit issues before the Principal Permittee, the County Department of Environmental Health, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board. In addition, the Storm Water Program provides technical expertise and guidance to all City departments to ensure implementation and compliance with the Permit. Furthermore, the Storm Water Program prepares and transmits an annual report to the County for submittal to the Regional Board and is responsible agent that certifies that the City is in compliance with all Permit requirements.

Compliance with the Permit requirements will be tracked and monitoring by the Storm Water Program and the Regional Board through the annual reporting process, self-assessments, certifications, Storm Water Program audits and inspections, and Regional Board audits and inspections.