Field Operations


The Stormwater Program works to restore, protect, and preserve the surface waters within the City of Winston-Salem.

  • Monitoring and sampling for water quality to track down pollution and stop it at the source
  • Protecting water quality by promoting citizen involvement through public education and outreach
  • Review of stormwater management plans for new development and redevelopment projects
  • Water quality special projects

Erosion Control

Erosion Control works to reduce the amount of sediment entering our local waterways from soil erosion and encourages proper floodplain management.

  • Permitting and inspecting of properties under development
  • Floodplain and watershed development management


Our Streets staff maintain over 1,000 miles of city roads within the City of Winston-Salem.

  • Street maintenance including pothole repair and utility cut repair
  • Sidewalk repair, maintenance and replacement
  • Snow and Ice Removal on City streets 

Drainage Maintenance

Drainage Maintenance is responsible for maintaining the storm drainage system and infrastructure within the City of Winston-Salem.

  • Cleaning and clearing of storm drains and pipes
  • Installation, upgrades and repair to our storm drains and pipes