The department has an active Pipe Replacement Program for failing or failed older pipes. Many of the pipes are constructed of corrugated metal that are in various states of disrepair.
When these drainage pipes fail, there is potential for an adverse impact on stormwater runoff movement through the culverts and pipes.
The Pipe Replacement Program protects public safety by replacing failing or failed pipes, and maintaining drainage conveyances in fully functional status. These measures allow the department to ensure that flooding is minimized during rainstorms.