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The Orchards and Other Drainage System Improvements
Drainage System Maintenance and Improvements

The County’s Stormwater Operations Division of the Community Development Department was quite busy this past year, completing 63 drainage system maintenance and improvement projects. This work resulted in:

  • Feet of pipe installed = 1,686
  • Total properties improved = 95 
  • Total feet of open/riprap channel improved = 864
  • Total square feet of restoration area = 121,059 
  • Cubic yards of sediment removed = 400 
  • Number of Board-approved projects = 4 
  • Number of small projects = 12 
  • Number of routine/repetitive projects = 17 
  • Number of emergency / high priority projects = 22
  • Inter-departmental projects = 8

A total of 16,562 labor hours were committed towards maintenance and improvements to the municipal storm sewer (drainage) system. The value of the improvements that were performed in-house was estimated to be $929,500; further, the County contracted out for $297,929 in additional drainage improvements, bringing the total investment in storm sewer (drainage) system maintenance and improvements to $1,227,429.

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Striking channel improvements in The Orchards subdivision, constructed by Stormwater Operations Division, Dept. of Community Development