Stormwater Management

Pierce Township Service Department is responsible for the maintenance of the storm sewers (open ditches, road culverts, catch basins, and curb and gutter) located within the public right-of-way. Our road crew will inspect, clean, repair, or replace any parts necessary to keep the flow of stormwater.

The property owner is responsible for storm sewer pipes, ditches, and catch basins that are located on private property outside the public right-of-way. If you would like us to inspect a possible blocked storm sewer, please contact the Service Department by submitting a “Road Problem Report”.

We would like to ask that all Township residents help preserve the storm sewers and ditches. To achieve this, only storm water should go into these systems. Debris such as leaves, tree limbs, and plant growth can block or slow the system reducing water flow through the system. The results of a clogged storm system can be hazardous to a motorist and cause heavy damage to a home. If this should occur, our road crew will make every effort to clear the blockage to help prevent any unsafe situation. If this does not work, the last resort is to dig the pipe up and remove the blockage.

We would like to inform you that stormwater flows into the nearby creeks, retention ponds, lakes, rivers, and your neighbor’s adjoining property. These systems should not be used to dump your waste, such as oils or paints, which are hazardous to the environment. It is your responsibility as a homeowner to preserve and protect these waterways on your property.