What is required for adopting a Catch Basin?

Citizens that adopt a catch basin will pledge to do the following:

  1. Remove debris from grates: The grates of the catch basins can become clogged with litter or leaves, especially in the spring and fall. Regularly inspect the grate and remove debris.
  2. Ensure regular cleaning: The area under the grate should be cleaned out if debris becomes lodged in the catch basin. Cleaning these storage areas should be performed by City workers. If the catch basin needs cleaning, please contact the Water Quality Specialist.
  3. Label the storm drain: Stenciled signs with the stormwater logo and the message that says “No dumping, drains to river” should be painted on one side of the catch basin. The stencil will notify other citizens that nothing but stormwater should enter the storm drains. Contact the Water Quality Specialist to check out a stencil kit.

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1. What are Catch Basins?
2. What do Catch Basins do?
3. What is required for adopting a Catch Basin?
4. How do you adopt a Catch Basin?