To help reduce localized flooding, the City encourages residents to clear leaves and other debris from storm drains near their property. Clearing leaves, limbs, and debris from the catch basins can help keep storm drains flowing at peak performance during wet weather.
If a blockage can’t be safely cleared and the roadway is flooding, call Clean Water Services at 503.681.3600. Remember, never remove a storm drain cover or attempt to clean a drain located in a busy street.
Put leaves and other yard debris in your yard waste bins for easy removal and recycling. Do not put leaves onto the street. Durham City Code prohibits blowing, sweeping, raking, or otherwise depositing debris onto sidewalks or streets. Prepare your home by making sure your gutters and downspouts are clear.