How does the Town drainage system function?

Rainfall runoff is primarily managed via infiltration into the surrounding sandy soils. Typically, shallow vegetated “v-shaped” swales are constructed parallel to Town roadways to intercept and manage roadway runoff. In some instances, roadway swales may be connected to a larger open ditch system or series of underground storm pipes for conveyance downstream to either an ocean or sound discharge, or outfall. Drainage connections to the sound or the ocean are subject to tidal influence. Drainage flow through these discharges will be limited during high tide cycles and storm surge periods.

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1. How does the Town drainage system function?
2. Who do I contact to report a drainage issue?
3. What does the Town do to maintain the drainage system?
4. Why is there always water in the drainage ditch?
5. I have a drainage issue on my property, what can I do?
6. Can I fill in the ditch, swale or depression adjacent to the roadway?
7. My neighbor's stormwater runoff floods my yard! Can the Town help?
8. What can I do to help address flooding?