There are several things you can do to prevent drainage issues on your property.
- Prevent litter and debris from entering easements and roadside ditches, and culverts
- Avoid raking, blowing, or dumping leaves or grass clipping in the roadside ditches and culverts
- Keep roadside ditches and culverts easily accessible during property repairs
- Do not obstruct roadside ditches and culverts or pathways with privacy fencing
- Move structures and sheds away from roadside ditches and culverts and easements
- Note any erosion and remove foreign objects from around any stormwater ponds monthly. Have a professional engineer inspect your stormwater pond every one to two years
- Consider converting turf grass around your pond to a native plant buffer zone. Work with a landscape contractor to incorporate native plants to stabilize shorelines
- Do not apply fertilizers and pesticides around your stormwater pond
If you choose to hire a professional to perform maintenance and/or repairs on your culvert, it is your responsibility to ensure that they obtain the proper permits/permissions for the work and follow all required procedures.