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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Catch Basins

The Department of Public Works’ maintenance department is responsible for cleaning and clearing catch basins of debris. There are 68,092 catch basins in the City. Each year the City budgets resources to clean approximately 3,500 catch basins.

Organize a Storm Drain Cleaning and Marking Event.


What can I do to keep my catch basin unclogged?

Residents can help keep catch basins clear of debris by disposing of leaves and other yard waste properly. Proper yard waste disposal includes placing leaves, sticks and twigs in garbage bags, tying the garbage bag closed, placing the garbage bags in City-issued receptacles and closing the lid of the garbage can.

Used motor oil should be disposed of at an authorized drop-off site, not down catch basins.

How do I report clogged catch basins ?
The catch basin in front of my house is missing its cover. Can I get a new catch basin cover?
How do I get my catch basin cover replaced?
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