Help Reduce Flooding as Snow Melts

Hillsboro, OR - February 15, 2021


As temperatures warm back up, the combination of rain and melting snow may cause standing water and localized flooding in Washington County.

Clean Water Services is dispatching crews throughout its service area to inspect problem areas and clear debris. In anticipation of rain and melting snow, residents and businesses can take steps to help protect against flooding:

• Clear ice, snow and debris from storm drain grates
• To locate your neighborhood drains, use our web map tool or Google Maps
• Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear
• Move snow and ice away from your home's foundation
• Report flooding problems that threaten public health, safety or property to 503.547.8100
• If sandbags are needed, use self-serve stations located throughout Washington County

Work at Clean Water Services’ four treatment facilities and 41 pump stations continues 24 hours a day, regardless of the weather. Throughout the snow and ice storms, staff have been maintaining the generators at all of the pump stations to ensure used water keeps moving through the system.

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