Drainage Systems Maintenance

How Drainage Affects Flood Prevention

Flood prevention efforts depend on the community's cooperation and assistance. Grass clippings, branches, leaves, debris, and trash can accumulate and block natural and man-made drainage channels. For example, a plugged drainage channel, catch basin, ditch, detention pond, or drainage pipe cannot carry water away from your property during heavy rainfall events.

Every piece of trash and debris in the drainage system contributes to flooding. If your property is next to a drainage channel, please do your part to keep the banks clear of brush and debris.

If you see dumping or major blockages such as downed trees in drainage channels, contact the Engineering Department - Maintenance Division (roads and bridges) at (706) 790-7062.