The City of Monterey Park Municipal Code Section 9.54 requires owners of properties that have drainage facilities such as terrace drains, down drains, and catch basins to ensure that these facilities are unobstructed. Drainage facilities that are blocked by overgrown vegetation, weeds, bushes, or trees can cause serious erosion problems or slope failures to your property as well as your neighbors. During the rainy season the city yards provides residents with sandbags, sand, and plastic wrap, for a small cost.
With your cooperation, damage from winter storms can be kept to a minimum with proper care of the slope drain system. If you have any questions, please call the Public Works Maintenance Department at 626-307-1490.