Help Reduce Localized Flooding
To help reduce localized flooding, the City encourages residents to clear leaves and other debris from storm drains near their property. A quick sweep with a broom or rake will easily clear off a catch basin and keep our drainage systems flowing properly. Clearing leaves, limbs, and debris from the catch basins can help keep storm drains flowing at peak performance during wet weather. If a blockage can’t be safely cleared and the roadway is flooding, call Lake Oswego Public Works at 503-635-0280. Remember, never remove a storm drain cover or attempt to clean a drain located in a busy street.
Put leaves and other yard debris in your yard waste bins for easy removal and recycling. Do not put leaves onto the street. Lake Oswego City Code prohibits blowing, sweeping, raking, or otherwise depositing debris onto sidewalks or streets.