Public Works maintains public storm drain facilities. Responsibilities include:
Clearing obstructions from public storm drains, including storm drain facilities located within the public right-of-way or located in a city easement on private property
Checking conditions of public facilities and making repairs
Emergency response to help alleviate flooding and landslides
Contact Public Works at (925) 253-4231 to report an obstructed storm drain or send an email with questions or concerns.
Storm Drain System Maps
Maps of the storm drain system are available for viewing at the City Offices by appointment or via email. Please provide the street address for the requested location. You may contact the Senior Civil Engineer at (925) 253-4279 to make an appointment or email the Engineering Department.
Culverts, Ditches, and Storm Drain Pipes on Private Property
Property Owners are responsible for cleaning and maintaining driveway culverts, v-ditches or other drainage facilities on private property per the Orinda Municipal Code Title 18, Chapter 18.03, Article 1, Section 03.040 (B).
Public Works will issue Drainage Maintenance Notices to property owners regarding maintenance of drainage features located within the public right-of-way that are not maintained according to the Municipal Code.