Prevent Local Flooding

Every autumn Seattle Public Utilities faces a big job keeping storm drains clear – there are over 70,000 of them around the city!  With rainstorms expected this week, you can help prevent flooding on your street by clearing storm drains of leaves and other debris.

Remember to clear your drain only if it is safe.  Stay out of the street and work from the curb side.  Wear bright colors when working, and have a buddy be a lookout for traffic.

Put all leaves and compostable debris in your yard waste cart.  If the drain is still clogged, call the Seattle Public Utilities drainage problem hotline at 206-386-1800.