Street sweeping and regular storm drain cleaning are required to keep stormwater flowing freely. However, drains can get backed up or clogged with leaves, garbage or sediment and will flood the nearby section of street during heavy rains. If you notice a street flooding near your home or business, please call 541-682-4800 for service.
Also, if you notice any toxic materials – including automotive fluids, paint or spilled garden chemicals – spilled where they pose a threat to a nearby storm drain, please let us know.
Remember, stormwater is not filtered before it reaches local streams and rivers, so these materials pose a threat to water quality.
Visit Stormwater Operations to learn more about stormwater systems, open waterways, and our leaf program.