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There are several things you can do to prevent drainage issues on your property.
If you choose to hire a professional to perform maintenance and/or repairs on your culvert, it is your responsibility to ensure that they obtain the proper permits/permissions for the work and follow all required procedures.
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.
For streets without curbs and gutters, roadside ditches are key to maintaining roadway drainage, which is important to ensuring the long life of the roadway by:
Roadside ditches should be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent them from silting up and forcing water back onto the travel way surface or into the subbase material of the pavement structure.