Owner Stormwater Maintenance
As a property owner and a resident of Washoe County, you can help ensure that drainage systems are clean and functional. If you observe a plugged drainage facility, contact Washoe County. Plugged drainage facilities cause overflow, rerouting of water and minor flooding.
Things you can do to prevent water damage include:
Visually inspect drainage facilities on your property. Clean plugged drainage facilities. Do this in the spring, fall and after any significant storm event.
Install properly designed improvements such as ditches, pipes, etc. to protect your property from localized flooding.
Call the Engineering, Capital Projects & Utility Division at (775) 328-2040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance to determine if a permit is required for proposed improvements.
See Washoe County Development Code Article 420 (Division Four) for storm drainage standards.