The most important steps a community can take to
prepare for severe storm events is regular inspection and maintenance of its drainage infrastructure. Community drainage systems and infrastructure
can include inlets, discharge control structures, connecting pipes and lakes. Proper maintenance of these drainage systems ensures unobstructed flow of stormwater and fully operational equipment. I
nspection and maintenance of the drainage system is the sole responsibility of the community. However, District staff are available to assist with any questions. On-site visits can also be arranged to discuss the drainage system in detail.
Community flood preparedness includes:
- Identifying the location of discharge control structures, inlets and other drainage infrastructure
- Inspecting the system, clearing blockages and making needed repairs
- Testing operable discharge control structures by opening and closing the wheel mechanism
- Staying informed. Review the District's video, "Getting to Know Your Drainage System" at https://youtu.be/K7_6O1y6bl4
The District recommends that each community establish a Drainage Committee whose role is to provide for the maintenance and operation of the drainage system. Drainage Committees may consist of board members, residents and/or property managers. All members of the Drainage Committee should register with the District. This registration process ensures the District knows who to contact and where to send important weather alerts and instructions. You can register through our website at http://www.lwdd.net/property-managers-hoa.