SFPUC has a program called Adopt-a-Drain, to help prevent the flooding that can happen when storm-drain grates become blocked with trash and debris. The program was highlighted in a recent item on CurbedSF. Anyone can participate — you can even name your drain!
So far Sunnysiders have so far adopted over 50 of the neighborhood’s storm drains. These neighbors have volunteered to keep the grates tidy which helps avoid local flooding. We have some trouble spots, often along the route of the old creek.
To sign up and adopt your own drain, go to adoptadrain.sfwater.org click>register. (Don’t forget to give your new drain a good name.) The map there shows which drains are claimed.
New this year: SFWater has flagged four Sunnyside storm drains as being in special need of adoption, on Foerster Street at Monterey and Joost.
For those Sunnysiders who have already adopted their local storm drain, it’s time to check for debris and tidy it up — the heavy rain on its way later this week can cause flooding when the grates are clogged with trash and leaves. SFWater sends this reminder: Continue reading “Adopt-a-Drain: Rain is on its way”