The City's stormwater collection system is made up of 740 catch basins, 182 discharges, 23 drop inlets and 16 miles of pipe. The first major project the City is undertaking is to have all 182 discharges inspected and cleaned. Many of these discharges are plugged due to barnacle accumulation, debris build up and/or pipe collapse.
Clearing all of these discharges will immediately improve drainage and even reduce flooding in some areas. While this project is underway, we will also be updating our almost 20 year old Stormwater Master Plan to prioritize all of the other needed stormwater improvements with the ultimate goal of improving stormwater drainage and treatment to protect our surrounding surface waters.