You can report a problem with a catch basin. Catch basins, commonly referred to as storm drains or sewer grates, are located on street and highway curbs. They collect storm water.

A catch basin partially clogged with debris and leaves with storm water running over it.

You may sometimes see steam rising from catch basins. This is due to atmospheric conditions and is normal.

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) does not accept requests for the installation of new catch basins.

Learn more about catch basins and flooding.

What You Need

You must provide your contact information so DEP can contact you, if necessary. DEP cannot action the Service Request without it.

Report a catch basin that is:

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) accepts reports of personal items in a catch basin. If your license, wallet, credit card, or other personal property has fallen into a catch basin, you can report it to DEP.

DEP is not responsible for the condition of any retrieved items.

What You Need

You must provide a detailed description of your item and your name and phone number so DEP can contact you to schedule a search appointment.

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