Environmental Quality Specialist
City of Tempe
PO Box 5002
Tempe, AZ 85280
To report a storm water related problem in Tempe online 24/7, please visit the Tempe 311 App at Environmental Issues; or, call the Storm Water Hotline at: (480) 350-2811.
Storm Drain / Standing Water Issues
Normal Operating Hours: (480) 350-2811
Illegal Dumping / Spill Event
Normal Operating Hours: (480) 350-4311
After hours: (480) 350-2669
Household Hazardous Waste
Normal Operating Hours: (480) 858-2223
Solid Waste / Recycling
Normal Operating Hours: (480) 350-8265
Solid Waste and Recycling
The City's storm drain system is composed of drywells, roadways, storm drains, local lakes and retention basins. The storm drain system consists of approximately 185 miles of conveyance. The City's primary discharge locations include: Tempe Town Lake, Papago Park Pond, Kiwanis Lake, Evelyn Hallman Park Pond, Indian Bend Wash and the Salt River. Storm water runoff does not go to a treatment plant.
The City of Tempe is a Phase I community and has obtained a permit from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. The City is implementing best management practices (BMPs) to reduce the amount of pollutants entering the storm sewer system. The City has developed an implementation plan that is contained within the Storm Water Management Plan.
In addition to these BMPs, the City of Tempe has a storm water ordinance, which prohibits the discharge of pollutants into the storm drain system. The following is a link to this ordinance: Chapter 12: Drainage and Flood Control