Storm Drain, Creek and Channel Services
Maintain, repair, and operate the storm water drainage
system in compliance with county, state, and federal regulations,
safely and effectively.
The Public Works Devision annually completes maintenance and clearing
of all pump stations, catch basins, inlets, and creeks (lined and unlined)
before October 15, the start of the wet season. A strategy of preventive maintenance,
periodic inspections and as needed cleanings drives the annual work schedule.
Typically, to maintain proper flow, crews remove and dispose of 400 cubic yards
of trash and debris from basins and inlets, and 1,650 cubic yards of trash,
debris and sediment from creeks, channels and drainage ditches.
The Redwood City storm water drainage system consists of:
17 Pump Stations
2,685 storm drain catch basins, inlets and siphons
Over 100 miles of storm
150 acres of storm retention basin in Redwood Shores (lagoons)
82 open culverts
Over 10 miles of creeks, drain ditches and canals