Sunny Isles Beach Public Works Truck

Behind the Scenes with Public Works: Storm Drainage Projects

(Monday, March 25, 2019) – The City is working on two major storm drainage maintenance projects to improve the citywide drainage system prior to the start of the rainy season. The first project is the cleaning of multiple storm drainage wells in the Golden Shores and Central Island areas. These wells allow stormwater runoff to discharge into the shallow aquifer roughly 90 feet below the surface and prevent flooding of the street. The second project is the annual cleanout of storm drainage catch basins and manholes to remove dirt, silt and trash accumulated this past year. This reduces the level of pollutants discharged into the adjacent waterways.

  • Wells cleaned: 34
  • Catch basins cleaned to date: 186
  • Manholes cleaned to date: 74

Storm drains are not disposal locations for household or pet waste, paint, or yard clippings. These drains are intended to prevent rainwater from puddling on the streets. Remember, Only Rain Down the Drain! To report illegal dumping into any storm drain call 305.792.1760.