What can I do to reduce the amount of standing water on my property?

Please review the section titled “Drainage Tips for Homeowners/Residents” which provides suggestions for homeowners on their private property.

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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?