Street drainage and catch basins
Catch basins, also called storm drains, are installed in curbs to receive, and direct the flow of storm water into City sewer mains.
A clogged catch basin, 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 catch basins routes through underground pipes back into local streams, and not to the sewage treatment plant along with household and industrial wastewater.