On Monday, September 23rd, Maricopa County weather stations recorded over 1.5 inches of rain in parts of Paradise Valley. Town staff responded to numerous calls from residents regarding standing water on roadways. In many cases, it was the result of obstructed storm drains, wall openings, and trash racks. Residents are encouraged to inspect drainage facilities and washes on their property prior to and after rain events. This includes inspection of storm drains, pipes, trash racks, trench drains, and wall openings to make sure they are free from debris and can properly convey storm water. In addition, drainage swales and retention basins should be monitored to ensure they are free of sediment and that retention basins have drained within 36 hours.
Each year before the “Monsoon Season”, the Town mails brochures on storm drainage facilities maintenance and wash maintenance to all residential properties in Paradise Valley with helpful information on proper maintenance. Please click the link below for more information on stormwater management and to download a copy of the brochures.