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Our green street planters can get clogged, littered with trash, or need maintenance. If you notice a problem with a green street planter, please notify us. We welcome your help in keeping our rivers and streams clean.
You must have prior permission to enter city stormwater, sanitary, or sewer systems. Environmental Services issues authorization. Use the Sewer & Drainage System Access Authorization Request Form here.
If your upcoming construction project manages stormwater runoff, it may qualify for green funds. We review applications on May 1 and November 1 of each year. Request an application by contacting Environmental Services.
If you have a sewer backup in your home or business, call a plumber first to investigate the cause. If the plumber finds a problem in the line from your home to the street, the repair is the property owner's responsibility. If the problem is in the city sewer line, call to report it.
City Risk Subrogation pursues parties who damage City property. We recover the cost of repairs, or take legal action for non-payment against parties at fault. We work with City bureaus to identify the costs, then engage the district attorney, insurance companies, and citizens to recover those costs.