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Report a blocked storm drain directly to the Storm Water Management using this form. To report other Storm Water Engineering issues, to follow up, or speak to a supervisor, call the Public Works Department at 919.969.5100


Sue Burke
Storm Water Senior Engineer
(Public Works Department)
208 N. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Robert Sykes
Storm Water Maintenance Supervisor
(Public Works Department)
6850 Millhouse Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516








For drainage maintenance issues, call Public Works at (919) 969-5100 or email us publicworks@townofchapelhill.org. Issues we can assist with include...Green Stream

  • clogged storm drain
  • broken storm drain
  • missing storm drain hood or lid
  • moving the grate of a storm drain 
  • flooding
  • erosion

For drainage problems involving State-maintained roads, the Town will contact the NC Department of Transportation. For drainage problems involving private property, the Town may provide informal technical information and advice.  

Drainage Assistance Program FAQ

  • Drainage Assistance Program
  • Mosquito Control
  • Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance (Code of Ordinances-Chapter 5; Article IV)   
  • Flood Insurance  
  • NFIP Elevation Certificate and Instructions    
  • NFIP Floodproofing Certificate for Non-Residential Structures       
  • Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Response
                    Flood Mitigation Efforts and Emergency Management: Camelot Village Information Meeting 3/24/2016

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