Brooklyn Homeowners & Residents – Help NYC DEP Keep our Catch Basins Clear of Debris
Brooklyn Homeowners and residents, please do not sweep leaves and other types of debris into the corner catch basin drains . Clog catch basins/drains results in flooding during heavy down pours which can cause the over flow of water to seep into your basementsand lead to damage to your homes.
City Law requires DEP to inspect over 148,000 catch basins on a yearly basis. Clogged or damage basins will be repaired within nine days after inspection.
New law signed June 1st 2015 takes effect July 1st 2016 and sunsets on June 30th, 2019
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