Help Keep Drainage Ditches and Storm Drains CleanHelp Keep Drainage Ditches and Storm Drains Clean

Help Keep Drainage Ditches and Storm Drains Clean

To lessen street flooding, the City asks residents and property managers to not block drainage ditches.  In addition, you can help clean the inlets and storm drains in front of your properties. Use a rake or pitch fork to clear leaves, limbs, and debris from the storm drain. Do not put your feet and hands into the storm drain because all kinds of debris collect there that could be dangerous. Do not try to remove the grate, only the debris on top of the grate.

The best time to inspect the storm drains in front of your house or business is prior to a rain event and right after a rain. If you cannot clear a drainage ditch or clogged storm drain yourself, notify the City that help is needed. Call 281-391-4820 and report the particular location.