The mission of the Storm Water Management Division is to provide environmental protection, minimize the impacts to citizens, public and private property due to flooding and to promote public health and safety through the implementation of storm water regulations, policies and engineering.
The Town of Camp Verde has one of the last Arizona rivers that flow year round: the Verde River. Within the Camp Verde Town limits, the Verde River watershed includes Beaver Creek and Clear Creek. The Town of Camp Verde, through adoption of our Storm Water Management Plan, strives to reduce the discharge of pollutants by working to protect and satisfy appropriate water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act. The Town will periodically publish updates to this website that address implementation of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) and measurable goals required by the Plan.
Storm water is run-off and surface flows generated from rainfall events.
When it rains, do you know where the water goes?
Storm water runs off buildings and paved areas instead of soaking into the ground. Over half the pollutants in our creeks, lakes and rivers are transported by storm water runoff from impervious surfaces (parking lots, roads, etc.) through a collection system, also known as a storm drain system, designed to move storm water flows along conveyances that are eventually deposited into into our lakes, creeks and rivers. These pollutants include, but are not limited to, pesticides, fertilizers, litter, pet waste, petroleum products, paints, solvents, yard waste, sediment, chemicals, gasoline, by-products, oil, grease, heavy metals and other materials; including industrial and chemical wastes. These pollutants threaten the quality and usability of our surface water resources, therefore, control efforts are needed to reduce pollution sources and improve the quality of water discharged from storm drain systems. Storm water is not treated before it infiltrates to groundwater or is discharged to washes, creeks and rivers within our community.
We are not always aware of the items removed by storm water and introduced into our waterways. This informational brochure from ADEQ can help explain storm water pollution problems and challenges.
The Storm Water Division is located at 395 South Main Street, Camp Verde, AZ 8632. Our office is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
To report storm water violations call: (928)567-0534 or complete the “Storm Water Complaint Form” and mail to: Public Works Department, 395 S. Main Street, Camp Verde, AZ, 86322; Or fax to: (928) 567-1540; or attach by email to: PublicWorks@campverde.az.gov