Sign Up for Adopt a Drain

Oakland Adopt a Drain program seeks volunteers to help keep storm drains clear of debris. Keeping storm drain inlets clear helps maintain water quality and prevent flooding during storms. Be #OaktownPROUD and Adopt a Drain today!

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Clear the Drain Before the Rain


Priority Storm Drains

Find a priority drain to adopt by viewing our Priority Drain map below. Find the address of the drain you would like to adopt by clicking on the drain's dot. Search for that address in the Adopt a Drain application to adopt the drain in need.


About the Program

Hundreds of volunteers across Oakland have adopted storm drains to help their neighborhoods prepare for rainstorms. It doesn't take much to keep a storm drain clear. A little volunteer effort goes a long way in helping Public Works maintain over 13,000 storm drains to reduce flooding and prevent pollution of our waterways. When you sign up to Adopt a Drain, you become eligible to borrow City tools and supplies, and you will receive the City's rain alert notifications.