Adopt a Catch Basin

There is no doubt that one of the most challenging times is the period right after a major snowfall when our weather turns warm again and the snow starts to melt. We've all stepped on what we thought was a packed pile of snow only to find ourselves ankle-deep in ice cold water that has collected due to a clogged catch basin. Also during the Fall, the catch basin near your home may be obstructed with leaves and other debris that creates puddles at the side of the road.

One of the things that you can do is 'adopt' your local catch basin and when it is safe to do so, make sure that it's free of debris so that melting water can flow into it and get rid of those puddles. By making sure there's a clear catch basin and a path for the water to go to from the melting snow and leaves, your actions will help the streets get back to normal quickly after weather events.

The catch basin map shows you their locations in relation to your property line.