Anytime rainfall is abundant, there is potential for varying degrees of flooding. Many people are faced with flooding issues and concerns with a variety of causes and, as frustrating as it can be, the property owner is responsible to resolve the matters.
Catch Basins and Storm Drains
Never mow, blow or rake grass clippings or yard waste from your property into the street. This will clog drains and cause flooding. If you notice a storm drain or catch basin clogged, blocked, or not functioning properly, please report this to the city at once. Use the forms link below or call City Hall at 330-688-7491.
Ditches are a part of your property and are the homeowners' responsibility to maintain to keep water flowing freely. Some residents have expressed interest in enclosing the ditch on their property. Ditch enclosure may only be performed when approved by the City of Munroe Falls and with a Right of Way permit and inspection. Click here for specifications.
Driveway Culvert Pipes
The pipe that runs under the end of your driveway (if you have one), under the apron/approach, is called a "driveway culvert pipe". This is also the property owners' responsibility to maintain and replace if needed. You or your contractor will need to contact the City of Munroe Falls for a Right of Way Permit before replacing the pipe to ensure you have the proper size and backfill to keep stormwater moving.
For more information on stormwater and drainage issues, contact the Summit Soil and Water Conservation District at 330-929-2871 or click here to visit their website.