The Rosemount Public Works Department maintains more than 85 miles of storm sewers throughout the City. The work includes inspecting, cleaning, and maintaining more than 5,000 stormwater structures, as well as sweeping to ensure the drains remain free of leaves and other debris.
Unfortunately, City crews can’t get to every storm drain before each rain or snowfall event to be sure they are clear.
As we move further into autumn, leaves and other yard waste may clog up the storm drains, preventing the normal discharge of stormwater. If you live near a storm drain, check to make sure it is clear of leaves and other debris, including snow and ice during the winter months.
Flooding may occur during periods of heavy rain or rapid snow melt if the drains are blocked by debris. Your help is appreciated. Read more about the ways you can help protect precious surface water resources at the following link.