Engineering Department


The City’s Engineering Department is responsible for the design, planning and construction of City-initiated public development projects, and the review and inspection of all privately installed public improvements. The department reviews such things as grading, utilities and roadways for new developments. The engineering department oversees the annual Sidewalk Maintenance and Replacement Program, as well as federally mandated storm water regulations.

Street Maintenance Program

The 2017 Street Maintenance Program kicks off mid-July and runs through October. View this year’s program map.

Sidewalk Program

The City of Powell Engineering Department inspects sidewalks each year in order to protect the health, safety and well-being of the residents through the annual Sidewalk Program. It is the responsibility of abutting property owners to maintain sidewalks along their property. If the City identifies a sidewalk in need of repair, the abutting property owner will receive notification of the repairs needed and an estimated cost. Residents can choose to opt-in or opt-out of the City’s program.

Beechwood Park Storm Water Project

Work will begin Monday, July 17 on repairs to a failed storm water dam in Beechwood Park. Pathways within the park will be open to construction traffic and may be closed to pedestrians. Construction is expected to last 4-6 weeks, weather permitting.

Storm Water Information

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II is a nationally federally mandated program with which the City has been involved since 2003.

As a part of this program, municipalities such as Powell must designate part of their services to help protect water quality by regulating storm water discharge from a variety of sources. This includes public education, public involvement, the elimination of illicit discharges, construction site storm water runoff, post-construction storm water management and pollution prevention.

For drainage concerns, please contact Jeff Snyder, director of public service, or complete an Online Service Request.

MS4 Map
Use this map to check catch basins and curb inlets within the city limits.





Sidewalk Program Fact Sheet (pdf)

Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Information (pdf)

Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District

Friends of the Lower Olentangy (FLOW)

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Stormwater Design Guidance (2014) (pdf)

Stormwater Pollution Prevention (pdf)

Stormwater Pollution Prevention for Restaurants (Video)

Stormwater Pollution Prevention for Restaurants (pdf)

How to Properly Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste