Storm Water System Operations and Maintenance

Fairview Public Works crew cleaning out a catch basin
City of Fairview Public Works personnel operate and maintain the City's storm water system. Maintenance practices which remove excessive sediment, trash and debris can help prevent flooding and increase storm water treatment, thereby enhancing storm water and stream quality.

The City's storm water system provides conveyance of surface water runoff for flood control and water quality protection and enhancement. The City's storm water management facilities consist of a series of collection and conveyance systems, detention systems, and treatment facilities. Treatment facilities are typically a combination of landscape and structural components that slow, filter, detain, and/or infiltrate storm water runoff after a rainfall event.

Proper and regular maintenance of the storm water system, including components such as pipes, inlets and manholes maintains the system as designed thereby limiting localized flooding. Regular inspection and cleaning of specialized storm water quality facilities such as detention ponds and grassy swales is also critical. Without proper maintenance storm water flows may bypass these facilities without any treatment. Public Works personnel perform storm water system maintenance activities that integrate water-quality friendly practices.