Public Works & Engineering


Long, planted, open channel with gentle side slopes and a flat bottom that receives and conveys stormwater runoff and is designed and constructed to both remove pollutants via filtration through plants and to promote infiltration. May have check dams to pond water and promote infiltration.

Rogue Valley Sewer Services manages Stormwater quality for the City of Phoenix as well as Talent, and urbanized, unincorporated Jackson County. Developers and engineers can find information on obtaining erosion and sediment control permits and Stormwater Management Plan approvals on RVSS's Stormwater Development.

Within the Stormwater Management pages is information on how you can help improve the quality of Stormwater runoff whether you are a resident, business owner, construction contractor or educator, contact our RVSS at 541-664-6300.

Types of Stormwater Management

Stormwater storage is often used under parking lots, roads, and paved areas within commercial, industrial and residential areas to collect and reduce the flow of stormwater runoff.

They include:

  • Detention ponds
  • Retention ponds
  • On-site detention
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Green roofs
  • Constructed wetlands