The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the city storm sewer collection system, eliminating illicit discharges, and following state and federal regulations. The city regularly cleans drain inlets, clears blockages, and provides other maintenance to the storm sewer collection system. However, it is everyone’s responsibility to keep litter, clippings, and other waste materials out of the storm drains. Learn ways you can protect our storm water by reviewing Storm Water Protection Tips (PDF).
Some examples of illicit discharges are:
Disposal of high or low alkalinity items into a storm drain
Disposal of yard waste into a storm drain
Dumping pet waste into a storm drain
Gray water discharges into a storm drain
Pouring paint, oils, and other hazardous fluids into a storm drain