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Page last updated on February 19, 2021 at 3:12 pm

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Kriste Lindberg

Education Specialist

City of Bloomington Utilities




City of Bloomington Utilities Advises Residents Keep Storm Drains Clear to Prevent Flooding Over Weekend

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Utilities Department (CBU) alerts residents to the potential for flooding this weekend. Due to heavy snowfall during recent weeks and higher temperatures expected over the weekend, we will likely experience snow melt. To complement the Street Division’s work clearing streets, residents are encouraged to clear snow, ice accumulation, and other debris from storm drains so that the anticipated high volume of snow melt can easily reach the drains and prevent flooding.  

Residents are invited to assist with year-round efforts to reduce flood risk while increasing water quality by participating in the Adopt-a-Drain volunteer program.  The family-friendly endeavor gives residents the opportunity to commit to maintaining one of the 12,000 storm drains within City limits. The only prerequisite for Adopt-a-Drain is to have a genuine concern for the well-being of our community.

Duties include: 

  • Inspecting storm drains at least once per month

  • Clearing storm drains when needed 

  • Completing and submitting Adopt-a-Drain Quarterly Reports


Reminders, including related stormwater tips and information, will be sent monthly.  Participants will also receive a notice in advance of weather-related events.


Volunteer applications may be submitted at


For more information, please contact City of Bloomington Utilities, Attn: Kriste Lindberg, Stormwater Education Specialist,, or phone (812) 349-3617.