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Join volunteers across the city to maintain storm drains, a critical part of our utility infrastructure.
Sign up to adopt a storm drain near your home or work. By registering, you commit to keeping the drain surface clear of leaves and other debris year round.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (206) 233-7187.
If you adopt a drain, SPU may contact you to notify you of anticipated storms and flood events.
Use our mapping tool to zoom in and add your drain by pointing to the approximate location on the map.
Though there are several types of storm drains, most drains are located in or next to the curb and have a metal grate to prevent people and debris from falling in. They can be rectangular or circular. Storm drains often will be stenciled with text such as:
Sanitary sewers, which usually have solid manhole covers, are NOT storm drains.
If a storm drain near your location is grayed out on the map, it could be:
Clear your drain only if it is safe. If the drain is still clogged after you’ve removed the surface debris, use our Drain Report Form or call our drainage problem hotline at (206) 386-1800 to report it.