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    Hey, sidestreet storm drain is covered by snow and mud, i guess city is not going to do anything, now rain is coming, i just don't wanna my house flooded...

    I don't see anybody dig them out? i probably gotta do it on weekend or next couple of days, in case flood, my house is build on slope, so kinda of worry..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamboo View Post
    Hey, sidestreet storm drain is covered by snow and mud, i guess city is not going to do anything, now rain is coming, i just don't wanna my house flooded...

    I don't see anybody dig them out? i probably gotta do it on weekend or next couple of days, in case flood, my house is build on slope, so kinda of worry..
    You don't have any choice but to dig it out yourself. Don't expect anyone to do it for you, not even the city.

    I suggest you and other people go and find your city street catch basins and clear them ASAP. This is especially important if your driveway slopes down from the street.

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    i found it on citymap.nanaimo.ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamboo View Post
    i found it on citymap.nanaimo.ca
    What did you find on that site? Locations of the catch basins? Or?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH2008 View Post
    What did you find on that site? Locations of the catch basins? Or?

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    yes, i did, really helpful site.
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    by saying that, it still took me one hour to find storm drain and dig it out, passing traffic didn't give a damn, fly by, even though i had hazard sign put on the rd..
    i almost got hit by traffic.

    i asked neighbour to do it as well and past the map. he was like , i am just a renter, i don't give a shxt!
    "why don't you mind your own businesses? city will do it anyway."

    sigh, hate to live in an area while quite a few renters there rather than owners.
    when crisis strikes, there are always opportunities in the hood.

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    Thanks for the map link bamboo... and I agree, living next to some renters can suck. Never shoveled, never caring about drainage, garbage and leftover mattresses from previous roommates just leaned up against the house.

    My closest storm drain is about 100 feet away, and no properties border it that are going to help me out... going to do my best... I've already created a bit of a trench to encourage water in that direction, but can only hope it will help as I'm at work all day, and out on photoshoots on evenings.

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    that citymap site is so useful, you can see how zoning, and how far is your property line..
    also property values, building permit...

    before you purchase a house, might wanna check that.

    for example, if a seller said he had a woodstove installed with WET certificate, you can always check this site and see there was a building permit issued.

    those are all public record, therefore if you wanna spy your neighbour and friends, you probably could get quite a few info
    when crisis strikes, there are always opportunities in the hood.

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