Residents who are able to are asked to please clear their local catch basins of leaves and debris to allow water to drain from the roads.
Fall leaves are beautiful while on the trees, but when those leaves start to fall and cover our catch basins, we can expect trouble. During a heavy rain, leaves can block our catch basins causing water pooling on roads.
Catch basins can be located by looking for the yellow “T” marked on the roadway. Locations can also be found by visiting Ottawa.ca.
In some communities, residents will notice that rainwater drains more slowly due to inlet control devices. Shaped like an hour glass, these devices prevent too much stormwater from entering the system all at once causing overflows. The rain should drain naturally from the road within a few hours.