Public vs. Private Maintenance
The City of Dublin maintains storm drain pipes and inlets that are on public streets or that carry water which originates on a public street. Drainage facilities that are located on private property are maintained by private property owners. Private drainage facilities may include (but are not limited to) V-ditches or channels on residential or commercial property, and drain inlets in parking lots.
The City's Watercourse Ordinance provides regulations related to construction and other activities around both natural creeks and man-made watercourses.
Cleaning, Flushing, Inspecting & Repairing
The City conducts annual drain inlet cleaning and storm drain flushing activities and inspects and repairs drain inlet grates for facilities within the public right-of-way.
Certain channels within the City have been dedicated to and are maintained by the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7, located in Livermore. You may contact the Zone 7 Water Agency at (925) 454-5000.
If you have any questions about the City's storm drain system or need to report a plugged drain inlet, please contact the Maintenance Division of Public Works at (925) 833-6630.
For additional information regarding drainage, please also refer to the Municipal Code and the Clean Water Program.