Flooding and Stormwater Problems

Box culvert cleanoutThe city's storm drainage system is designed to collect water runoff from rainstorms and melting snow and move it away from buildings and streets.

The city inspects safety grates on storm drainage inlets, box culvert structures and performs clean-outs. Blockages and repairs are made to ensure water flows directly into the storm drainage system.

A video camera system inspects more than three million linear feet of storm sewer pipe to ensure free flow of water runoff.

To report a flooding problem, submit a request through OPCares, the city's customer online service system, with a description of the problem, location and any other pertinent information.

It is against city ordinance to place leaves or dispose of household hazardous waste in the storm drainage system.