Localized flooding occurs when large storms drop more precipitation than the storm drainage system can immediately drain away, and/or when storm inlets, culvert inlets, and/or storm sewers are blocked.
We can't control the amount large storms; however, we all can work together to minimize flooding caused by blocked storm inlet grates, clogged private driveway culverts, and storm sewers.
Inlets & Ditches
The village requests property owners to ‘Adopt an Inlet' to help keep inlet grates clean of leaves, branches, and debris year round (plastic bags, newspapers, plastic bottles etc.), and from snow and ice in the winter time.