How often should I perform maintenance?

Properties with roadside swales often have driveway culverts and pipes that convey stormwater under the driveway apron within the right-of-way to channel runoff. Maintenance of these pipes and adjacent areas is generally the property owner's responsibility. 

We recommend that homeowners inspect and clean driveway culverts regularly: quarterly or more frequently. We you to check your pipe before big storms, when you witness standing water in the swale, or the pipe is 20% or more full of sediment.

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1. How do I prevent drainage issues on my property?
2. How often should I perform maintenance?
3. Why is it important to maintain my culvert and bar ditch?