Drainage and Maintenance
In Valdosta, stormwater runoff is channeled through a complex system of catch basins, drainage pipes, outfalls, ditches, ponds, culverts, and wetlands which flow directly into our waterways. The Stormwater Division maintains these structures in order to keep them functioning properly.
Flooding or Drainage Problems
The City of Valdosta's stormwater system is designed to prevent flooding by transporting water away from developed areas. If you notice any broken and/or blocked storm drain or are experiencing some form of flooding, please contact the Engineering Department at 229-259–3530 between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and personnel will be dispatched to assist you. If it is after hours, please call 229-333–1832.
If you notice or experience any stormwater structure that is not operating correctly, please contact the Engineering Department at 229-259-3530. If it is after hours, please call 229-333-1832.
For more information, please contact the Stormwater Manager at 229-259-3530 or send an email to the Stormwater Division.
Nuisance Animals / Wildlife
The city does actively remove beaver dams to ensure proper flow of water; however, does not trap and/or remove any animals. If you notice or experience any nuisance animals and/or wildlife, here are a list of potential resources:
- Lowndes County Animal Services - provides assistance related to dogs, cats, and/or any animal that may have been infected by the rabies virus (e.g. bats, raccoons, fox, etc.).
- Lowndes County Sheriff's Office - provides assistance related to livestock.
- Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division - provides assistance related to bears, alligators, etc. To learn more, please visit Nuisance Wildlife: Prevention & Management.
All other issues related to snakes, rodents, possums, lizards, etc. should be referred to a private wildlife trapper company and/or exterminator depending on the animal and issue.