Town of Milton releases online mapper showing catch basins nearby for storms
Catch basins needed to be cleared prior to a storm event
The Town of Milton maintains a storm water drainage system consisting of over 3,000 catch basins and more than 80 miles of drainage pipes. This drainage system is constantly monitored, maintained and regularly cleaned of debris and sediments that accumulate over time by Milton DPW. While the Milton Department of Public Works regularly schedules and completes catch basin cleanings, it is not possible to clear every catch basin grate prior to a storm event.
During times of stormy weather leaves, branches and other debris can accumulate quickly and be trapped by a catch basin grate. At these times we ask our residents to please be vigil by monitoring catch basins nearby and assist us in cleaning away any debris that might cause storm water runoff to back up and cause street flooding. Monitoring of catch basins is recommended throughout the fall, winter, and before/during a storm event as additional debris may clog the grates. Blocked catch basins prevents water from properly entering the Town’s drainage system and increases the risk of street flooding.
To view the map to help clear the basins:
Please go to this website: https://www.mapsonline.net/miltonma/hydrantcatchbasinmap.html