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V-ditches on private property

What is a “V-ditch”?

A “V-Ditch” is a concrete channel that is mostly found at the base of a hill to collect drainage before the water reaches a resident’s property. That water is then channeled to a drainage box.

Drainage Ditch

Who is responsible to maintain “V-ditches” clear of debris?

It is imperative that v-ditches are maintained clear of debris so that water can easily flow through them during a storm event. For all v-ditches on private property, it is the responsibility of the private property owner to keep them clear.

  • Remove any leaves, sticks, rocks
  • Don’t build any structures over your v-ditch
  • Keep the drain clear from any obstructions such as chicken wire or rebar, as this can cause flooding very quickly
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