The City’s Stormwater Management group oversees all stormwater related issues in the City, including reviews of drainage plans for subdivisions and commercial site development, administering the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program, and ensuring surface water quality compliance.

WatershedSmartLogoStormwater runoff is flow from rain or snowmelt that does not percolate into the ground. As it flows over paved, dirt, and landscaped surfaces, it can pick up debris, chemicals, soil and other pollutants. Stormwater then flows untreated into the nearest creek or lake.

Runoff from the built environment is unavoidable. However, we can work to reduce the pollutants entering our waterways.

By making careful choices in our homes and businesses, we can keep our creeks, lakes, and communities healthy.


Upper Granite Creek Watershed


Contact Information

  • Illicit Discharge
    928-777-1140 (business hours, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
    928-445-5357 (non-business hours)
  • Environmental Coordinator
    430 North Virginia Street, Prescott, AZ 86301


  • Engineering
  • Aric Stewart
  • City Engineer
  • Public Works Building

    433 N Virginia St

  • 928-777-1130


  • Generally speaking, placing fill dirt, construction debris, or other materials is not allowed with any watercourse, whether it is a creek that runs year round or a dry wash.  The drainage function of all watercourses must be preserved so that they have sufficient capacity to convey stormwater runoff.  Any alteration to a watercourse requires a permit and a plan prepared by a civil engineer that meets the requirements of the City Code, including the General Engineering Standards (Article 3).

  • It depends.  Fences are not allowed across drainage easements or within FEMA designated floodways, but may be allowed in other situations where it would not adversely affect the function of the watercourse.

  • Drainage culverts underneath public roadways are maintained by the Streets Maintenance Division, whose hotline number is 777-1666.  Driveway culverts and culverts or pipes on private property are the maintenance responsibility of the property owner or Home Owners Association.


Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic

Posted on January 11, 2022

Tuesday, January 25 1 pm – 3 pm Founders Suite on the 1st floor at Prescott Public Library Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) will be on site to provide COVID-19 Moderna 1st and 2nd dose vaccines and boosters. Please… Read more »

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