MAINTAIN THE STORM DRAINS
Do your part to reduce the potential for flooding by checking the storm drains near your property. Storm drains help remove runoff water from properties and streets.
Learn more about the importance of proper storm water management and what you can do to help. The Pennsylvania State University Extension office provides a look at the import role home owners have in storm water management. Follow this link to learn more: https://extension.psu.edu/what-is-stormwater
The Public Works Department inspects and cleans the streets, channels and drainageways. Keeping them clear reduces the chances that blockages will cause flooding on adjacent properties. Several of the Town’s efforts depend on your cooperation and assistance.
Here is how you can help:
- Do not dump or throw anything into the channels or drainageways. Even grass clippings and branches can accumulate and plug channels. A plugged channel cannot carry water and when it rains the water has to go somewhere. Every piece of trash contributes to flooding.
- You can do your part in helping the drainage system work. Sweep or pick up your gutters to prevent blockages in the storm sewers. Pick up trash and fallen branches in the ditches.
- If you see dumping or debris in the channels or drainageways, contact the Public Works Departments at 570-784-2300.
- Always check with the Code Enforcement and Zoning Officer before you build on, alter, regrade, or fill on your property. A permit may be needed to ensure that projects do not cause problems on other properties.
This message is part of the Town’s Flood Task Force program for community outreach. Get informed on how flooding in Bloomsburg can affect you. Check out the flood information available on the Town website www.bloomsburgpa.org