Stormwater Drainage Maintenance Policy

The City of Burlington Street Department handles repair, replacement and improvements to the drainage system including piping, catch basins, manholes and street ditches. The City’s responsibility for drainage is limited to the street right of way and does include the removal of debris from culverts and bridge abutments that are located in the many streams and/or creeks.


The City owns and is responsible for maintaining the portion of the stormwater drainage system that is located in the public right of way or on public owned property. Those sections of the stormwater system located on private property are the responsibility of the property owner. Only stormwater features/facilities located on public land and/or within a dedicated and accepted public easement are maintained by the City.