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Streets Services

Streets Services

Storm Damage Repairs

stormDuring storms, all crews are diverted to patrolling coordinated City routes to quickly resolve storm drain issues. Storm drain issues typically involve drains becoming blocked with debris such as mud, palm fronds, and debris from the streets flowing towards the storm drain.

Public Works Street Crews are assigned to patrol coordinated routes and respond to 311 Call Center and City Staff dispatched issues. Certain areas of the City require Public Works Street Crews to utilize heavy equipment to hold back mud flows and maintain proper drainage. Our efforts are to minimize any traffic congestion and hazards as a result of heavy rains. Storm cleanup usually continues from a day to several days after the rains have ceased.

Crews are dispatched to:

  • Remove mud, palm fronds and debris from the streets
  • Dip ditches in front of drains and culverts
  • Repair washed-out areas

For additional information about El Nino, please CLICK HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take for storm damage to be repaired?

If you believe a specific location is a hazard, please contact the 311 Call Center to report your concerns. Larger repairs may be contracted out by the City of Riverside to expedite the repair. All repairs are scheduled to be completed in order of their priority.

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3900 Main Street - 4th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 826-5800

Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Closed Major Holidays
Our Mission
The City of Riverside Public Works Department enhances the quality of life for city residents and businesses by operating and maintaining the city’s street, trees, landscape, wastewater, storm drain and refuse systems in the most effective, efficient and responsible manner.
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