Updates And News
Opelika Stormwater Staff is working with Barrett-Simpson Inc. in aerial drone mapping of drainage areas.
This 3-pound turtle was saved while crossing Society Hills Road and place into a retention pond close by. Joel said it put up a fight!
This stream is below an 80-acre construction site. This is a true way measure erosion control. Clean water with little impact.
Perennial grass cover is the best way to halt all erosion, guaranteeing clean streams.
A wet spring makes constriction site BMPs like this detention a must. The treated jute mesh filters and traps fine clay particles improving water quality.
Opelika Storm Water Management Team worked during Keep Opelika Beautiful’s Citywide Cleanup to clean around the creek!
“For the past 20 years, Keep Opelika Beautiful has coordinated this one-day cleanup for our City" said Tipi Miller, director of Keep Opelika Beautiful. “Most people do not realize the impact a few pieces of litter has on our community. This year we were fortunate to partner with Creekline to host a creek cleanup during our event. ”
Floatable trash shows up at Tiger Town detention with record rainfall. Opelika Stormwater Management Team is investigating the situation.
Opelika Stormwater Management Team walked Rocky Creek for stream assessment Friday, December 20.
Opelika Stormwater Management Team is looking for the source of oil showing up in a storm drain on Williamson Avenue. We would like to take this time to remind citizens that this is a city violation.
Laura Bell, Water Program Project Coordinator of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System; publishes an article in the Opelika observer!
The engineering and stormwater division are using state of the art technology to view erosion control by drone to gauge effective BMPs applied to halt sediment leaving construction sites.
Opelika Stormwater Division organizes a “Lunch and Learn” at the Opelika Sportsplex for 45 area contractors. Dave Goff from Silt Saver, details innovative solutions for sediment control.
Water Festival 2019
We had another great Water Festival at Sportsplex in Opelika. Our Engineering and Stormwater staff love being a part of this educational day!
Scott Parker, City Engineer, and his staff, taught students about water, conservation of natural resources and how to become better stewards of the environment.
In addition to our Engineering Department, representatives from Opelika, Auburn and Lee County, along with the Alabama Agricultural Extension Office, the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Clean Water Partnership, were on hand to educate and have a little fun with the kids. Interactive booths kept the kids engaged and excited. They learned about aquifers and water cycle. At the end of the day, they experienced a magic show by environmental magician Paul Cash. #myOpelika
Tentative date for the 2020 Water Festival is set for the first week of May!