Keep an Eye out for Clogged Culverts

As we get into the Fall please keep your culverts in mind! Clogged culverts can result in flooding or even a road collapse! Please do not shovel snow or deposit yard trimmings and other debris that would disrupt the flow of water or otherwise obstruct the way.

When culverts are clogged water gets redirected, eroding the surrounding structures, like roads or driveways, eventually causing a collapse.

Ensuring culverts are clear of snow and debris will prevent flooding and enable Public Works to direct resources to the clearing of roadways and other priority maintenance activities during weather related operations.


If a drain is still clogged after clearing surface debris or If you have questions or concerns about a culvert near your property, please contact Public Works at
(207) 666-3503 or