Rainwater Division - 706.653.4160
Driveways and driveway pipes are privately owned and maintained.
We are responsible for the flow of water in open ditches, detention ponds and dams on eleven city maintained watershed lakes.
Storm drain inlets and connecting pipe systems are cleaned using eductor trucks. These trucks have a vacuum machine to clean-out inlets and a high-pressure water hose to blowout blockages in pipes.
Ditches are cleaned to keep water flowing at a minimum of twice a year and are checked for blockages during and after each major rain event.
Detention ponds are cleaned twice a year and watershed dams are mowed once a year, usually in late Fall.
If you see a cave-in or some form of storm water blockage, call the Citizens Service Center at 706-653-4000 (Mon.-Fri. 7:00am until 5:30pm). In case of an emergency, dial 911.
Address - 706.653.4160
Department of Public Works for Columbus, Georgia