Dec 19, 2016 Return to Headlines

Help Clear Catch Basins to Prevent Flooding

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, December 19, 2016  - With the recent snow accumulation followed by warmer temperatures and rain expected this week, it is critical to clear the snow from catch basin grates so that water can drain properly to help prevent flooding.

City crews are monitoring drainage issues and clearing catch basins and intakes throughout the community as quickly as possible, but property owners are also encouraged to help out by clearing catch basins bordering their property.

The City has developed a Catch Basins Map to make it easier for residents to find catch basins in their area that may be hidden by snow. Simply go to coquitlam.ca/winterwise, click on Winter Wise Program and the link to the Catch Basins Map. Enter your address into the search bar and a series of purple dots will show you where the catch basins are in your area.

For more information on snow clearing priorities and winter safety tips, visit coquitlam.ca/winterwise.


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