Preventing drainage problems

When it rains, water, litter and other debris run off roads, car parks, roofs and other surfaces into the nearest drains or waterway.

Each year, our officers inspect approximately 9,000 street drains and pits across the shire and our fortnightly footpath and street sweeping programs help to reduce the amount of waste, sediment and other debris that can block drains and cause localised flooding.

To help prevent drains from becoming blocked and damaging your property and other infrastructure, you should clean up around your property to prevent items such as fallen leaves and twigs being washed into the drainage network.

Items such as cooking oil and garden chemicals that are tipped down the drains can also cause problems. To find out how to dispose of these types of items correctly, visit Sustainability Victoria