Did you know that York has over 700 catch basins as part of its drainage infrastructure?

These catch basins are essential for draining away excess water from storms and seasonal melt and prevent flood damage to homes and businesses.

It is DPW’s responsibility keep these catch basins working effectively and clear of sticks, leaves and other assorted debris. That maintenance includes contracting with specialized services with the personnel and equipment to inspect and clean out each catch basin on town streets. Using trucks outfitted with high-pressure vacuums and hoses, York’s catch basins are annually cleared of any blockages to safely drain away any excess water year-round.