What is Lodi’s storm drain system?

Lodi’s storm drain system is made up of the street gutters that flow to the catch basins, the pipelines that carry the water to outfall lines or pump stations which then forward the water to the Mokelumne River, storm drain detention basins or Woodbridge Irrigation District Canal. If water goes to the basins, it is eventually pumped out to the WID canal and river. Remember, these basins are used as parks when they aren’t holding stormwater. Residuals from the stormwater will remain on the grass and any toxics could harm children and pets.

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1. What is Lodi’s storm drain system?
2. What are catch basins or storm drain inlets?
3. Are sewers and storm drains the same thing?
4. Do drain inlets get cleaned out?
5. Why doesn’t the City clean out all the storm drain inlets right before a storm?
6. Why doesn’t the City install filters or screens in front of drain inlets?
7. What types of pollutants are found in the storm drain system?
8. What should I do if I see a neighbor, or know someone who’s throwing trash into a storm drain?