Tell me more about the Field Inspection Report, is it easy to fill out?

Mobile Phone image showing where to click to Send Field ReportYes, it the Field Inspection Report is simple and mobile device friendly!

Submitting a Field Inspection Report after you inspect and/or service your adopted drain helps us monitor the success of the program and identify how often drains need to be cleaned and where the cleaned drains are located.  

Submitting a report is easy, and you can do it from your favorite mobile device.  In the web portal, simply click on your adopted drain and then click on the button titled "Send Field Report".  The Field Inspection Report will pre-populate with your Official Drain Identification Number and you simply fill out the date and indicate whether you serviced the drain or if it was already clear upon your inspection.  (you will need to be signed in to your account)

You can also upload photos of your drain, consider taking "before" and "after" pictures and highlight your efforts!


You can locate the web portal on a mobile device via your favorite browser, and either bookmark it in the browser or you can "add to homescreen", making it easy to access on a mobile device!  The web portal is also available for download in your app store, as part of the City of Charleston mobile app!

Instructions for easy access to the web portal on a mobile device (pick all 3 options, or choose 1!)

OPTION A: Download the City of Charleston mobile app from your app store.  The web portal is located in the "maps" section.  

OPTION B: Bookmark the page on your favorite browser.

OPTION C: Add the web portal to your mobile device home screen:

On Apple phones/tablets, click the share button, then scroll the bottom reel, past the Copy, Print options and select the + button that says ‘Add to Home Screen’.

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On Android devices, click the ‘more’ button, then select the ‘Add to Home Screen’ option.

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or visit: 

Field Inspection Report Example

snippet of field report

Show All Answers

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 of the City 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. It looks like all of the City maintained storm drains are not showing up on the map. Why is that?
7. How can I get a "Don't Pollute" marker for my drain?
8. How often should I clean my adopted drain(s)?
9. HOW TO: What are guidelines for inspecting my drain and removing debris?
10. Tell me more about the Field Inspection Report, is it easy to fill out?
11. My drain is too full to clean manually. What should I do?
12. When cleaning my adopted drains, how do I know what is trash and what is garbage?
13. Can I un-adopt my drain?
14. Why is it important to keep storm drains clear and clean?