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Drainage Impacting

It violates city code to fill, clog, or in any way interfere with a natural or manmade drainage feature (e.g. swale, ditch, channel storm drain, drainage well, cave, sinkhole, etc.)  Items such as trash, leaves, yard waste, soil or other debris in a drainage feature inhibits the desired flow of storm water and can contaminate groundwater. 

As a citizen it is my responsibility to...

Work to keep your drainage features free of trash, leaves, yard waste, soil, or other debris that may impact the drainage system and inhibit the flow of storm water.  Any violations of this city code should be reported to the City Central Department.

It is the responsibility of the city to...

All reported impacting of drainage systems will be investigated by city staff.  If the drainage system appears to be blocked, a notice of violation of city ordinance may be issued, or, if the drain is on city property, city staff may clear the drain of obstruction.

If I am interested, who do I contact...

Public Works, 1011 College St, (270) 393-3628

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