The city maintains all urban storm water lines, ditches, and other storm management facilities that help control and direct stormwater in the community. Eagle Point is segregated into seven different drainage basins that topographically drain water through the community. The majority of the water flow makes its way to Little Butte Creek, which bisects the city west to east. Stormwater issues have historically been the result of water flowing from the higher hills surrounding the community and from mountain areas to the north and the northeast of the community through Eagle Point. Each year the City completes minor storm system improvements to reduce the potential for flooding.
Stormwater Quality Management
Under the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Federal Clean Water Act local municipalities are responsible for the quality of the water discharged from their storm drains into waterways. Stormwater quality is regulated at the local level through the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit. Eagle Point officially became a part of the Phase II program in 2015, with an official permit by DEQ in 2019. The first year's annual report is due November 1, 2020.
Eagle Point manages the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Phase II program for all activities within the City limits. The permit program has six areas of focus that are consistent with EPA's Federal Clean Water Act: public education, public involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction, post-construction and municipal operations. Eagle Point manages all of these sections, and is phasing in the MS4 Phase II program over the next 5 years as the new Phase II agency.
Please contact the City of Eagle Point at 541-826-4212 during normal business hours to report any issue. To report a spill or other issue after normal business hours, on weekends or holidays please contact the Jackson County non-emergency dispatch at 541-776-7206, and the Eagle Point Public Works will be notified.
Stream SmartStream Smart is an educational campaign designed to increase awareness about the choices we make and how they might impact local streams and rivers. Anyone can make Stream Smart choices at home to help. It can be as simple as picking up after your pet, or more complex by creating walk ways and driveways with porous materials (materials that allow water to drain through), or by planting native trees by streams and rivers to provide shade and cool the water. All of these actions work to help reduce water pollution and improve water quality conditions. Click on the following like to learn more about Stream Smart, http://www.stream-smart.com/ .