Do It Yourself Storm Drain Repair
Some facility owners and managers do their own maintenance. If you go it alone, be safe and follow equipment instructions. Hire professionals to do needed repair work.
DIY Guides and Information
- DIY booklet: How to Identify and Maintain Your Neighborhood Stormwater Facility (PDF).
- DIY brochure: Ditches and Swales, Keep them clean & clear (PDF)
- DIY flyer: Maintaining Catch basins and Drywells (PDF)
- Identify vegetation and learn how to best control it: Thurston County Noxious Weed Control department website.
Find Your Facility
If you need help locating your storm drain, pond or other facility type, email us at email@example.com.
Or you can look for it. Storm drains, ponds and other facilities vary by neighborhood. Look at our Types of Facilities web page to get a general idea.
Dry stormwater ponds look like open fields or shallow bowls in the land. You can often see grates or pipes Wet ponds look like a traditional pond. Swales are wide, shallow, grass-lined ditches along the side of the road. The storm drain is usually on the side of a neighborhood street covered by a metal grate. Drains typically flow into the neighborhood stormwater facility, although some flow into nearby streams or rivers.