Detroit is trying to prevent street flooding by regularly cleaning the sewer grates and catch basins on the side of the road.
The city announced the new program Tuesday.
“Lately we’ve been getting less frequent rain but the intensity of the rains has been more severe. So not only is it a nuisance but it also can be hazardous,” Detroit Water and Sewer Department’s chief engineer Palencia Mobley said.
It likely wouldn’t prevent major street flooding like what happened in 2014, but the situation should improve, Mobley said.