Environmental Quality Specialist
City of Tempe
PO Box 5002
Tempe, AZ 85280
Report a Problem
To report a storm water related problem in Tempe online, please click the following link: Environmental Issues; or, call the Storm Water Hotline at: (480) 350-2811.
Household Hazardous Waste
Normal Operating Hours: (480) 858-2223
Solid Waste / Recycling
Normal Operating Hours: (480) 350-8265
After Hours: Public Works
Storm Drain / Standing Water Issues
Normal Operating Hours: (480) 350-2837
After Hours: (480) 350-2669
Illegal Dumping / Spill Event
Normal Operating Hours: (480) 350-2819
To learn more about the City of Tempe's stormwater program please visit us at: Stormwater Program
The City's storm drain system is composed of washes, drywells, roadways, storm drains, local lakes and retention basins. The storm drain system covers 161.7 miles. The City's primary discharge locations include: Town Lake , Papago Pond, Kiwanis Lake , Canal Park Lake , Indian Bend Wash and the Lower Salt Lake. 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 Environmental Protection Agency for 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