It is important to remember that keeping smaller ditches and streams free of debris can dramatically improve the flow of water from low lying areas. This includes the clearing of obstructions such as fallen trees, leaves, and beaver dams. Please note: It is illegal to dump materials into waterways and violators may be fined.
If you are experiencing drainage or flooding problems and would like to schedule a site visit with City staff, please contact the Public Works Engineering Office at 630.377.4486. The City has photos and flood data for numerous flood events which may help in the assessment of the drainage problems you may be experiencing.
Graphic: Montgomery County, MD