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.
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