CDID#1 can’t always control the volume or velocity of stormwater in its ditches, particularly when much of the water originates outside the district. Instead, we do our best to maintain and increase the ability to move water by keeping our ditches free of debris, removing vegetation, dredging accumulated sediment, and maintaining pumping capacity.
The passage of time and the presence of water eventually erodes the bank of some drainage ways. Erosion, accretion and bank collapse can result in a gradual or sudden shifting of a waterway.
CDID#1 makes reasonable efforts to maintain its ditches and to keep them from encroaching beyond the District’s property or easement line. We also make frequent bank repairs to improve access for moving equipment in and out of an area.
We do our best to be environmentally conscious by upcycling concrete rubble that would otherwise end up in the landfill. We accept concrete at no charge from municipal, commercial and residential demolition projects and use it to repair and improve our ditch banks. This is a free program that benefits the community, saves natural resources and provides a significant savings to the District. We find it ties up nicely, holds well, and provides an effective barrier against burrowing. A thick soil cap over the concrete promotes grass growth and retards seepage. Concrete must be clean, rebar free, and meet our Recycled Concrete Specification.