Sanitary & Storm Sewers

The City ensures the proper construction and maintenance of sanitary and storm sewers, both essential parts of our public infrastructure.

Sanitary Sewer

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The City maintains and constructs the sanitary sewer infrastructure. We ensure an effective and reliable sanitary sewage collection system and transfer to Metro Vancouver for treatment. Sewerworks is responsible for the following:

  • Flushing sanitary sewer lines
  • Clearing blockages to sanitary sewer mains and services to property line
  • Maintaining sanitary sewer manholes
  • Sanitary mains and inspection chambers

Storm Drainage

The City maintains an effective drainage system in an environmentally friendly manner. Stormwater is managed with an efficient drainage ditch, culvert and storm sewer system. Stormworks is responsible for the following:

  • Cleaning catch basins
  • Responding to flooding reports
  • Flushing sanitary sewer lines
  • Cleaning ditches
  • Storm sewers and culverts
  • Flushing storm sewer lines

Did You Know?

The City of Maple Ridge Public Works has a 24 hour emergency contact number, 604-463-9581, that can assist with plugged sanitary services, basement, and yard flooding. Located below is some helpful information:

  • City Public Works should be your first contact if you have a sanitary sewer back up or flooding
  • Each property has a service line with a sanitary inspection chamber and newer homes will also have a storm inspection chamber.  These are normally located at the frontage of the property line. Please do not landscape over them as they need to be accessible at all times
  • If your inspection chamber lid is cracked or missing, please contact Public Works immediately at 604-463-9581

Adopt a Catch Basin

We Are Looking for Your Help!

It's easy! When it's safe to do so, clear the catch basin of leaves and debris and make a path for the melting snow. You will help the streets get back to normal quickly after weather events. 

There is no doubt that one of the most challenging times is the period right after a major snowfall when our weather turns warm again and the snow starts to melt. We've all stepped on what we thought was a packed pile of snow only to find ourselves ankle deep in ice cold water that has collected due to a clogged catch basin. Also in the fall, the catch basin near your home may be obstructed with leaves and other debris that create puddles at the side of the road.

The catch basin map shows you their locations in relation to your property line.