Message to Esquimalt Property Owners: Maintenance of Drainage System

November 19, 2012

Now, before winter rainstorms arrive, is the time for home owners to check gutters, downspouts and perimeter drains around the house to ensure everything is working properly.

Drainage tips:

  1. Clear your gutters and downspouts of all leaves and debris. Ensure that they remain clear through the winter.
  2. Have your drain system cleaned and repaired if necessary. Remember, drain tiles will plug over time with mud, silt or roots, and in some cases, may even fail due to age.
  3. Ensure that any surface drain, such as those located at the bottom of driveways and    stairwells, are clear of mud and debris and remain clear throughout the winter

The Township’s Public Works Department will make every effort to keep roadside catch basins clear.  Please help Township crews by keeping leaf piles away from curbs, gutters and storm drains to prevent clogging and flooding.

For more information, please contact:

Marie Letham, Office Administrator, Engineering & Public Works

Tel: 250-414-7108