In developed areas, stormwater runs off rooftops, streets, parking lots, yards, sidewalks and fields, after a rain event or snowmelt, carrying pollutants with it. There is a stormwater system in place consisting of storm drains (also called catch basins), pipes and outfalls that are designed to carry rainwater away from developed areas in order to prevent flooding. This separated system is not connected to the sanitary sewer system, and the water is not treated at the wastewater treatment plant.
The City of Greenbrier urges its citizens to keep culverts and drain ditches clear from debris such as trash, grass clippings, leaves and branches. It is the responsibility of each residence to maintain their own culvert/drain ditch. Regular maintenance helps prevent flooding and pollution.
For more information, please contact the City of Greenbrier Stormwater Director at 615-643-4531.