August 21, 2020

Cleaning Catch Basins Around My Farm

There's always so much to do around a working farm - this week, my outdoor grounds crew is taking good advantage of the cooler, drier weather to get lots of chores completed.

One of the tasks we do at least once a year is clean the catch basins and storm drains that help to prevent flooding, ponding, and possible road erosion from occurring. Keeping them clear is very important, whether they’re on your property or in front of your home on a public street. A lot of rain is naturally soaked into the ground, but if the soil is completely saturated, the water runoff doesn’t have anywhere to go unless cleared drains are nearby.

Here are a few pictures of this process.