The City operates the following catch basin inventory for the basins under the City’s jurisdiction:
- 8,848 known catch basins
- 2,674 catch basins of unknown ownership
The total number of identified and unidentified catch basins in the City is 11,522. Following National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) guidelines of twice annual inspections, the total number of inspections to be completed each year is 23,044 (11,522 x 2).
The City’s Stormwater Operations team is planning to initiate an effort to identify unknown assets and their owners over the next few years. It is anticipated that the number of City owned assets will increase, but also that some assets will be identified as belonging to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Broward County or private ownership.
The City’s Information and Technology Department’s GIS team manages the stormwater catch basin inventory and updates in Stormviewer, an ARC GIS- Survey 123 application that can also generate downloadable (PDF) stormwater atlas sheets. The City’s Stormwater Operations team physically visits each catch basin biannually for proactive inspections. The activity is recorded in ARC-GIS, Survey 123 to document the condition of each catch basin as: Visible, Operable, Needs Cleaning, or Needs Repair. The GIS layers and data sets are then updated based on the information gathered during the inspections.