With afternoon thunderstorms, residents may notice water ponding in roadways. Often times standing water is caused by clogged storm drains because rainwater can't flow freely to underground pipes. There are 6,395 storm drains throughout Daytona Beach. City staff maintains the vast majority of them, while about 25% are privately maintained by property owners or homeowners' associations.
These storm drains flow into the Intracoastal Waterway or Tomoka River and should be kept free of debris, grass, fertilizer and other harmful discharge. Although the city proactively targets known problem drains, volunteers are invited to “Adopt-A-Drain.” Neighbors and service, community and faith-based organizations can play a vital role in making sure that storm drains are clear of waste, vegetation and other debris.
For more information about the program, call Tracy Shirah at (386) 671-8884.