How often should I clean my adopted drain(s)?

Review the "How To Guidelines".  We recommend that you adopt drains that can be monitored at least once a week, remove debris as needed and/or before a rain or storm event if is safe to do so, and report a drain that is full inside with debris and requires mechanical cleaning. Although not imperative, to help us monitor the success of this program, please periodically submit a Field Inspection Report via the web portal to let us know your drain has been inspected.  

Please remember, each storm drain is located in a unique area and could have unique needs.  Some drains are located nearby trees that shed leaves often or during particular times of year and may need to be monitored more often, while some drains may be in more open areas and that could need less attention.  

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1. I'm excited to participate! How do I officially adopt a storm drain?
2. Who can adopt a drain?
3. Can I adopt a drain in an area other than where I live or work?
4. Is there a limit to the number of drains I can adopt?
5. Why are some drains not available for adoption?
6. How do I access the web portal on my mobile device?
7. It looks like not all City and County storm drains are showing up on the map for me to adopt. Why is that?
8. How can I get a "Don't Pollute" marker for my drain?
9. How often should I clean my adopted drain(s)?
10. HOW TO: What are guidelines for inspecting my drain and removing debris?
11. Tell me more about the Field Inspection Report, is it easy to fill out?
12. My drain is too full to clean manually. What should I do?
13. When cleaning my adopted drains, how do I know what is trash and what is garbage?
14. Can I un-adopt my drain?
15. Why is it important to keep storm drains clear and clean?