Welcome to the Hopkinsville Surface and Stormwater Utility Web site.
The purpose of this Web site is to enhance the support services we provide to our customers. We’ve provided a number of resources here to help you report and resolve problems, suggest improvements and learn more about the utility. Technical support is offered Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST). You can contact us at (270) 887-4285.
The Hopkinsville Surface and Stormwater Utility was created by Ordinance 32-2005 in November 2005. The public purpose of the Utility is to protect and preserve the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the City of Hopkinsville and to address surface and river flooding issues that have plagued the City of Hopkinsville for many years. It was designed to help reduce the frequency of flooding within the City of Hopkinsville. The HSSU has partnered with Community and Development Services to provide staff support to work with the public about drainage issues, help oversee large drainage projects, maintain compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and other functions to carry out the purpose of the HSSU.
The purpose of the ordinance is to safeguard the lives, health, safety, welfare, and property of the public; promote sound development policies and construction procedures which respect the city’s watercourses; establish minimum requirements and procedures to control the adverse impacts associated with increased surface and stormwater runoff; provide for the planning, design, construction, use, maintenance, repair and inspection of the surface and stormwater systems; establish programs and regulations to assure the quality of the water in such a system; decrease drainage related damage to public and private property; meet the requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II regulations as established by the Clean Water Act; and minimize flooding and provide for the enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance within the City of Hopkinsville.