Who maintains the storm drains and drainage ditches?
The Water Resources Division is responsible for maintaining storm drains and drainage ditches in public areas and along city streets. Storm drains and ditches divert the water and debris after a storm or rain shower away from road surfaces and public areas to prevent flooding. The storm drain system consists of inlets or catch basins, open channels and ditches, underground pipelines, and detention ponds. Water Resources Division personnel routinely clean drains and ditches to remove any obstacles obstructing the flow of water, and make structural improvements to ensure that the system can efficiently and reasonably handle the water flow.