The City of Clarkston has several types of infrastructure when it comes to the storm water system. There are drop inlets which you will find on streets that don’t have a lot of curb/gutter catching water from the street transporting it underground in pipes. Streets that do have curb/gutter, you will often find curb inlets or drop basins that are designed to catch water from the street transporting it underground in pipes.
It is very important to maintain these structures to be free of any debris and silt build up causing the water flow to be limited or cut off altogether. The Public Works Department is responsible for inspecting and servicing the entire storm water infrastructure to make certain the system is operating properly.
The Public Works Department during the fall and winter months can be seen cleaning and clearing roughly a 28 mile span of right-of-way along the roadways in an effort to keep silt and other debris from entering the storm water system through its infrastructure.
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