Storm Drain Maintenance

Keeping your storm drains clear

While City crews are responsible for regularly inspecting and maintaining streets, curb inlets, and drain openings, residents must take some precautions to keep our storm water collection system following properly.

Residents are responsible for sidewalks and lawn maintenance within road right-of-way abutting residence and business properties. Failure to do so can impede the flow of water into storm drains, which could result in flooding your property, as well as your neighbors' property.

A good way to prevent your drain from becoming obstructed is to stay on top of your yard maintenance and properly dispose of your yard waste.

Yard Waste Disposal

Yard waste is collected by the City's contracted trash service, Waste Management, and included with regular trash pick-up for most of the year. Yard waste is not picked up through much of the winter months. Please refer to the 2023 Yard Waste Pickup Calendar to see excluded dates.

Only yard waste in compostable, biodegradable bags with tops rolled down or accepted. No construction material, lumber, trash or foreign material will be picked up. Limbs and branches are to be bundled with rope or twine only and not exceed 50 pounds. Eight bags is the weekly limit, except in October, November and December when the limit is 10 bags. Yard waste must be curbside by 6 a.m. on your regular trash pickup day.

Create your own compost

Composting is an excellent way to avoid wasting useful natural resources and prevent potential environmental problems. This method produces a high-quality, inexpensive material. To learn more about composting at your home, visit the Environmental Protection Agency's website.