Who you gonna call?

lauraska's picture

Does anyone know who to call when you suspect that a stormwater drain in your street is clogged? Is it Streets or the Water Dept.?

ronchito's picture

i've seen water dept. trucks

i've seen water dept. trucks occasionally removing debris and muck from the drains, so i'm thinking they may be the best to try first.

jmminarik's picture

I'd call the Water Dept.

I'd call the Water Dept. first. They're the ones who I see every year or so with the sewer digger-outer truck digging out the sewers.

lauraska's picture

Thanks. We had a few inches

Thanks. We had a few inches of water in our basement, today, and we suspect it's from a backedup storm water drain in the street. I love how some folks think it's 1850, or something, and that it's appropriate to throw your trash into the sewer instead of just putting it out on trash day, like civilized people. Sheesh.

Pure_Fishtown's picture

lauraska wrote:Thanks. We

lauraska wrote:

Thanks. We had a few inches of water in our basement, today, and we suspect it's from a backedup storm water drain in the street. I love how some folks think it's 1850, or something, and that it's appropriate to throw your trash into the sewer instead of just putting it out on trash day, like civilized people. Sheesh.

Not that it doesn't happen, it isn't always trash. If you have lots of trees and no one picks up the leaves; you get clogged sewers.

The ones around Hetzell's are always clogged with clay from the field and lots of leaves.

2014 susquehanna's picture

Lotta the storm sewer lines

Lotta the storm sewer lines are backed up because the river is very high. Deleware Ave. was flooded really bad this afternoon