The City of Los Altos works hard to maintain the City’s entire drainage infrastructure, including storm drains on streets, but with drains spread all across the City, we need your help too. Street drains are critical to keep City neighborhoods from flooding when it rains. When leaves collect in gutters and block drains, water can back up and cause ponding that can flood yards and homes.
You can help prevent flooding in your neighborhood with a few small maintenance actions on your property:
Keep leaves and debris out of drains
Maintain gutters and downspouts
Complementary sandbag station
The City of Los Altos provides a complimentary sandbag station to help residents protect property from flooding during the rainy season. The self-serve sandbag station is located in the parking lot of McKenzie Park at 707 Fremont Avenue in Los Altos. The station is accessible daily and will remain open through the end of the season. Bags, sand and shovels are provided.
Remember, it is against the law to dump or to allow any material to enter the drainage system, as it leads to blockages. To report illegal dumping, call the Los Altos Police Department at (650) 947-2770.