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Evansville / Vanderburgh Flood Informatiom


 
DRAINAGE SYSTEM BUILDING RESPONSIBILITY
FLOOD HAZARD NATURAL AND BENEFICIAL FUNCTIONS
FLOOD INSURANCE FLOOD WARNING SYSTEM
BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER FLOOD RIVER AND DAM GAUGES
DRAINAGE SYSTEM

Drainage system maintenance

Our drainage system of creeks, roadside ditches, Regulated Drains and storm sewers, carry storm water away from homes, roads and businesses.  For our drainage system to have the capacity to handle heavy rainfall and flooding, it is important that they are kept free of trash and debris.

City and County crews routinely remove debris from ditches, storm sewer inlets to prevent water from backing up into streets and homes when it rains.  Unfortunately, actions such as littering and dumping yard waste into ditches and storm sewer inlets allow this debris to accumulate thus creating blockages in the storm water system.  As a result when it rains the water has nowhere to go, but to spread out as flooding adjacent roads, yards, and homes.

If your property is next to a creek, roadside ditch or Regulated Drain, please do your part help keep them clear of debris.  If you live in the city and live near a storm sewer inlet, please do your part help keep it clean from being clogged by yard waste and litter.

Yard fences or structures (eg: yard barn, pools) are not allowed to be built in or placed across any drainage easement, because they also can create obstructions resulting in localized flooding.

In the City of Evansville; If you have questions about storm sewer maintenance or local street flooding problems please look at the City map below:
If you are within the Combined Sewer Area please call the Sewer Collection System Operations at 421-2120.
If you are in the remainder of the City call the City Street Maintenance Department at 435-6000.

In unincorporated Vanderburgh County, for questions or problems about the ditches that are along side county roads, please call the County Highway Department at 435-5777.

In the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County there are Regulated Drains (see linked maps) that are maintained by the County Surveyor and the County Drainage Board. For questions or problems about these Regulated Drains please call the County Surveyor at 435-5310.

Dumping is a violation of County Ordinance which also includes the City.
Section 8.08.020  Unauthorized disposal prohibited http://www.vanderburgh.org/auditor/codification/title8/8.08.html

If you have any questions or observe any dumping of anything that threatens the environment or health, please call the Vanderburgh County Health Department at 435-5692.

 
 

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