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San Ramon LogoCreek/Catch Basin Maintenance

The Public Services Department maintains the City's storm drain system and creeks in order to keep them free from debris and obstruction.  This maintenance is important to ensure the flow of storm drain water.  Maintenance staff also strive to preserve natural habitats.  As a result, some creeks and waterways are not cleared.   

In addition, the City's street sweepers provide for the removal of contaminants from the City's streets before they are able to reach our local creeks.  Other benefits we receive from the Street Sweeping Program include the removal of annoyances arising from the accumulation of dirt and other debris, and promoting safety and compliance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (N.P.D.E.S.).  In order for our residents to receive these benefits, our sweeper operators sweep residential areas twice a month and arterial roadways once a week. 

Please remember that, generally, v-ditches and pipes on private property are the responsibility of the homeowner.  During winter storms, some flooding can occur if v-ditches are not properly maintained.  Bear in mind that keeping v-ditches clear of debris allows water to remain in the existing system and away from inhabited areas.

Leaf Season

Keeping San Ramon's streets clean is a big job for the street sweepers, and never more so than in
the fall and winter months, when trees shed their leaves. Street sweepers provide for the removal
of naturally occurring dirt and leaf accumulation, to promote efficient drainage and avoid
accumulation of water. Large concentrated piles of yard waste, however, when vacuumed up into
the sweeper cause the sweeper to clog and break down, which interrupts the sweeping
schedule. Also, leaves collected and piled in gutters can hide larger objects such as rocks, large
twigs, and bricks that damage sweepers. As a result, sweepers bypass large mounds of debris.

Sweeper operators sweep residential areas twice a month and arterial roadways once a week.
Leaves on your property should be placed in the appropriate green waste container for pick-up or
be used for composting. Please do not blow or sweep leaves into the gutter line, which can block
the flow of water and cause drainage issues, and remember that raking leaves into the street is
considered illegal dumping.

REMINDER - During peak leaf season, you may see a sweeper on your street on a day that is
not your scheduled sweep day. These are extra sweeps provided by an additional street sweeper,
and are on an unscheduled basis. Your scheduled day, however, will always remain the same.
Visit our City website to check your scheduled sweeping day and learn more about the City’s
maintenance operations.

Click here for information on our Street Sweeping page.



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