Responding to Street & Basement Flooding
During extremely heavy downpours the main barrels or trunk lines become filled to capacity thus causing flooding (fortunately these types of rainfalls are uncommon). If you experience a flooded street during working hours (Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) please contact the Department of Public Service at (248) 246-3300 and we will dispatch a worker. As a general rule, street water is not taken care of after hours, unless it is excessive. Usually the cause of streets flooding is debris on top of the sewer grate, residents can assist the City greatly by removing any debris and not blowing grass clippings into the street. Thank you.
Projects For Relief From Flooded Basements
The City of Royal Oak is a member of the formerly named Twelve Town Drainage Enhancement Program, now called George W. Kuhn Retention Treatment Basin (in honor of the late former Oakland County Drain Commissioner) which was expanded in 2006 to meet new environmental regulation protocols. The program is designed to substantially decrease the potential of flooded basements.