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Adopt a Storm Drain

Photo of Storm Drain LeavesClean leaves and debris from storm drains to prevent localized flooding. City crews work to keep storm drains clear, but with over 12,000 drains in Kirkland, we could use your help! With your assistance, we can keep streets safe and clear and can reduce property damage caused by flooding.

Adopt a storm drain in your neighborhood and receive a free reusable yard waste bag. There's no charge for extra yard waste picked up in the bag. Sign a simple agreement (PDF) and return it to Kirkland Public Works. 

For more information, contact Betsy Adams, 425-587-3858.

Keep leaves and debris out of storm drains

  • Check storm drain grates and the surrounding area frequently to make sure they are free of leaves and debris.
  • Rake leaves away from storm drains and gutters near your house or business and dispose of leaves in your yard waste container or compost bin.
  • Do not remove the grate from the storm drain opening - this does not unclog the system and creates a hazard for everyone.

  • Do not rake or blow leaves from your property into the street. Our street sweeper cannot pick up large piles of leaves. It is also a violation of Kirkland Municipal Code and could result in warnings or even a fine.

Need assistance?

If flooding is severe and you are unable to clear the drain, please call 425-587-3900. Crews respond 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Public Works
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
Operations & Maintenance
Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries - Contact us via the: 
Our Kirkland Customer Service Portal

Engineering: T. 425.587.3800 | F. 425.587.3807
Operations & Maintenance: T. 425.587.3900 | F. 425.587.3902