Drainage Maintenance

The Drainage Maintenance Division, which is funded by the Stormwater Utility Fee, is responsible for maintaining natural and man-made drainage ways in free-flowing condition, reducing the risk of localized storm water flooding, reducing storm water pollution as required under the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, and managing the municipal drainage system. Drainage maintenance crew functions include:

  • Storm sewer construction/repair
  • Local flooding remediation projects
  • Storm sewer inlet cleaning
  • Ditch/channel cleaning
  • Removal of floatable debris in designated channels
  • Road shoulder grading to facilitate drainage
  • Mowing of designated drainage channels
  • Herbicide spraying of designated drainage channels
  • Trimming/removal of fallen trees in drainage channels
  • Sweeping of arterial streets on a regular cycle
  • Sweeping of residential streets on a request basis
  • Bridge maintenance
  • Guardrail/handrail maintenance
  • Placement of decals on storm sewer inlets