Department of Public Works prepares for potential localized flooding

Marion Co. residents can pick up sandbags

INDIANAPOLIS - The Department of Public Works is preparing for potential localized flooding.

DPW will have sandbags available for Marion County residents that can be picked up at 1725 S. West St. from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Residents are limited to 25 sandbags per household.

DPW crews are inspecting all flood gates in the county to make sure they are operational and in the correct position to help control potential flood waters, a media release said.

According to City Code, it is the responsibility of the property owners to clear debris from storm inlets located on private property.

Clogged inlets keep water from draining properly and can cause flooding of streets and yards.

DPW said home and business owners should keep ditches and swales free of debris, work with neighbors to clear brush and other blockages from creeks, keep storm inlet grates clear and make sure culverts are free of debris so water does not back up.

To report drainage problems, residents and business owners should notify Citizens Water at 924-3311.

For more information about the city’s storm water program, visit www.indy.gov/dpw .

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