About Us

The City of Memphis (the City), with a total area of 315 square miles, has over 150 drainage sub-basins of which thirteen are deemed highly sensitive regarding drainage issues. The relatively flat topography of Memphis combined with an aging drainage system continues to cause localized flooding throughout many areas of the City.

After responding to major flooding events in 2001 and 2002, the City realized that it did not have the resources to address ongoing issues such as flooding, maintenance of aging infrastructure, and water quality. A dedicated funding source would be required to provide a comprehensive strategy to address these issues. To that end, in 2006 the City established a Storm Water Enterprise Fund to provides annual funding for drainage projects.

The City of  Memphis developed a  comprehensive Memphis Stormwater Management Program to enhance the ability to evaluate and address flooding problems while improving coordination among the City Divisions that currently address stormwater management.

PROGRAM VISION

A program that enhances quality of life through sustainable, equitable, and innovative solutions for flood reduction and water quality improvements to support Memphis as the City of Choice in which to live, learn, work and play.

PROGRAM MISSION

Our program will incorporate innovative solutions to build sustainable, resilient stormwater infrastructure to address flooding, water quality, and equity.

Our program will incorporate innovative solutions to build sustainable, resilient stormwater infrastructure to address flooding, water quality, and equity.

Our program will take a proactive approach to effectively manage assets and address stormwater risk.

Our program will build organizational efficiency by aligning the activities of multiple agencies and improving internal processes.

Our program will prioritize a data driven decision process to promote fiscal responsibility and transparency in the City’s stormwater investments our Project Profiles under relevant experience.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Proactively reduce the risk of flooding for residences and businesses
  • Pursue innovative solutions in funding, financing, technology applications, best management practices, and design
  • Achieve public trust and improve stakeholder buy-in
  • Enhance the appeal and accessibility of waterways
  • Establish financial sustainability and fiscal responsibility in Program practices

OUR TEAM

Allworld Project Management

Michael A. Hooks, Jr., CEO, AWPM & MSQ2, Principle-In-Charge
John Cameron, Program Manager, MSQ2
Kimbra Bernard, Deputy Program Manager, MSQ2

Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting, and construction company with a 100-year legacy of innovations in sustainable infrastructure.

ABES Engineering, Inc.

ABES Engineering Inc is a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) based in Memphis that provides cost-effective and timely engineering services.

Neel-Schaffer

Neel-Schaffer is a multi-disciplined engineering, planning, and construction management firm that ranks as one of the largest privately held, employee-owned engineering firms in the South.

SR Consulting, Inc.

SR Consulting, Inc. is a full-service civil engineering, planning, and zoning firm that is certified with Mid-South Minority Business Council. They are
also a Shelby County locally owned small business.