Adopt a Storm Drain

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Storm drain covered with leaves.

Don’t let fall rainstorms flood your street. "Adopt" a storm drain near you, raking it clear of leaves and other debris when you have the chance. Every autumn Bellevue Utilities faces a big job keeping storm drains clear. There are over 20,000 of them around the city!

Remember to clear the drain only if it is safe to do so. Stay out of the street and work from a sidewalk if possible. Put all leaves and compostable debris in your organics cart. Don’t put grass clippings, leaves or other debris into drains, ditches, creeks, culverts, gutters or ravines.

If a storm drain appears blocked below the street surface, call 425-452-7840.