Storm Drainage Master Plan

The Storm Drainage Master Plan will identify areas prone to flooding and erosion and help to prioritize stormwater system maintenance and upgrades. The Plan will recommend projects to reduce local flooding, as well as provide preliminary costs and funding information for proposed projects.

Report urgent flooding, ruptured pipes, or other emergencies in Oakland

Urgent issues such as flooding, ruptured pipes, or sewer overflow should be reported immediately dialing 311 from most phones in Oakland. You may also dial (510) 615-5566 to speak to a staff dispatcher.

For less urgent maintenance needs, such as minor leaks or other plumbing issues, you may call OAK 311 or report online or via email to

Adopt a Storm Drain!

Volunteer to adopt a storm drain. With a rake and a few minutes of volunteer time, you can clear leaves and debris from around and on top of the storm drain inlet to keep it clear, keep water flowing during rain, keep plastic and other pollution out of the water, and prevent debris from clogging pipes below. When you sign up to Adopt a Drain, you become eligible to borrow City tools and supplies, and receive the City's rain alert notifications.

volunteer cleaning debris from storm drain inlet
volunteer cleaning debris from storm drain inlet