The storm drainage system operates over 166 miles of storm pipe, 55 miles of roadside ditches and 25 miles of creek channels. Included in this program is line and inlet cleaning, television inspection of underground systems, vegetation management of ditches and creek channels, leaf pickup and street sweeping.
The storm drainage maintenance team consists of eight Public Works Technicians working under the supervision of the sewer/storm collections supervisor. Each summer, in preparation for the winter storm season, vegetation is removed from various creek channels, inlets are cleaned of debris and one fifth of the cities pipe network is cleaned.
Street sweeping is also a function of the storm drainage program. By removing dirt, silt and debris from the roadway, pollutants are prevented from entering the storm system and public waterways. Through the removal of this material, this program also improves air quality, overall cleanliness and appearance of the city.