Why is there standing water on my property after it rains?

Standing water after a rain event is to be expected. It takes time for stormwater to infiltrate into the ground, especially after the surface has become saturated. Site grading allows water to flow away from a home’s foundation. In some cases, drainage easements are included in the site design and handle large amounts of runoff. Spring often brings heavy rainfall while the ground is still frozen.   This leads to standing water on the frozen ground which is to be expected until the ground thaws.

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1. What are Storm Sewers, Catch Basins, and Inlets?
2. What do I do if an inlet or catch basin is clogged by debris and rainwater is not entering the storm sewer system?
3. My basement has backed up and flooded, what can I do?
4. Why is there standing water on my property after it rains?
5. What can I do to reduce the amount of standing water on my property?
6. Can I connect to the storm sewer system?
7. I believe my neighbor is causing flooding on my property. What can I do?
8. When would the City undertake a drainage project to fix a drainage issue?