Help Clear Storm Drains
A warmup is coming, and maybe a little rain. Soon enough, our neighborhood is going to become the land of 10,000 lake-sized puddles.
These enormous pools of ice cold sludge are typical this time of year. They can be an annoyance for able-bodied people carrying little more than a backpack, but for many of our community members these extra large melt puddles make it impossible to navigate the neighborhood.
We need everyone to step up in Summit-University and help us clear storm drains. Check on the drains on your block today! They are typically found at street intersections near ped ramps, and sometimes they are also found mid-block. See the link to the city's map below.
Check on the drains on your block today! If you are able to clear them, please do. Even just clearing off some of the snow allows the sun to help with the melting process. If residents are seeing pooling water on the streets, and you are not able to open up your catch basin, please call Saint Paul Public Works Sewer Division at 651-266-9700 (press 7) or call 651-266-9850 and a crew can come out to steam the storm drain open.
You can access a map of some of the city's storm drains here:
3/12/2019 04:12:35 am
My eleven year old and I dug and sweated and chunked through layers of ice for an hour yesterday trying to locate the storm drain at Avon and Hague with no luck. It sure would help if there were markers. Perhaps for next year, the city could install something like what people use to Mark a driveway. That would improve the odds.
3/12/2019 03:04:37 pm
If you look on Google street view, you can see where the storm drains on Hague are, relative to street signs, driveways, etc.
3/12/2019 03:44:05 pm
How has no one suggested that before? Thank you! Brilliant!
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