Street drainage and storm drains
Storm drains, also called catch basins, are installed in curbs to receive, and direct the flow of storm water into City sewer mains.
A clogged storm drain, and missing or damaged grates can lead to:
- Street and property damage
- Unsafe conditions for drivers and pedestrians
In areas with separated sewers, the water from storm drains routes through underground pipes back into local streams, and not to the sewage treatment plant along with household and industrial wastewater.