Spring has sprung, which means that it is time for Massachusetts property owners and municipality managers to schedule your catch basin inspections. We typically conduct catch basin inspections in Massachusetts during the early to late spring and the late fall time periods. This is in preparation for the upcoming storm seasons when catch basins are relied upon the most. You will want to make sure they are in good working order after the harsh winter months.
Catch basins tend to work overtime when the snow cover melts all at the same time during the warmer spring weather. Catch basins also work incredibly hard during the rainy summer months when inches upon inches of rain come down all at once during rainstorms. The same holds true for the late fall. Catch basins must be inspected in order to ensure that they’re prepared for the upcoming winter weather. In addition to inspecting the catch basins during the spring and fall, we also thoroughly clean them at that time as well. Branches, smaller sticks, leaves, sand, dirt, garbage, and other materials tend to wash into the catch basins.
When all of that debris piles up inside the catch basins it prevents them from doing their job properly or doing their job at all. When the catch basins are not working, it can easily cause a flood in the area where the catch basin is located. That means there is the potential for flooding to occur in the surrounding parking areas, streets, yard and abutting properties a well. If you own the property where the catch basin is located you are responsible to maintain them and for any damage that occurs due to failing to maintain them properly. The municipality is responsible for maintaining the catch basins that are located on city or town property.
You certainly do not want to be responsible for causing a flood, especially if it’s a major flood. If you own a private property and the catch basin that’s located on the property is the cause of the flood, you’re responsible from both a legal and financial standpoint. You could also be facing large fines with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There are usually chemicals and other items in the floodwater that cause a great deal of harm to the environment.
The good news is that this can all be easily avoided by scheduling regular catch basin inspection & cleaning in Massachusetts.
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