As citizens of New Albany we all know how important the proper maintenance and cleaning of ditches can be to the storm system. Currently, the Storm Department is starting its winter maintenance program to begin preventive maintenance to these ditch lines within the city’s right of way. This winter we will begin dredging and cleaning ditch lines throughout the City of New Albany for any excessive debris build up as well as trash and debris that have constricted the capacity of the ditch line. We encourage all residents and commercial entities to call our office and report any ditches they may feel need to be maintained. This maintenance also include local creeks and streams. We will be working on cleaning the flow lines as well as any debris and or limbs blocking the flow lines of our creeks.