Plugged Catch Basin
- What causes catch basin issues?
- How do I report a plugged catch basin?
- How long will it take to respond to a plugged catch basin service request?
A catch basin is a drain located at the curb line to channel run-off into the sanitary/stormwater drainage system.
What causes catch basin issues?
Catch basins are designed to collect and channel rain water run-off but they will also collect small sediment and debris carried by rainwater. A rain event, combined with a collection of too many leaves, trash, and other debris, can overwhelm and clog city catch basins. If you see a plugged or non-functioning catch basin, please report. Please keep in mind, during prolonged periods of heavy rain, the drainage infrastructure can reach capacity and may take time to clear.
How do I report a plugged catch basin?
During normal business hours (7:30 am - 5:30 pm), contact 311.
Please provide contact information, the location of the catch basin (street address or the block number (Ex: 1500 block of Brookfield), the number of affected catch basins, and the type of material (leaves, trash, etc.) that is causing the blockage.