The City of Toledo is responsible for ensuring proper water flow in the sewers, drains, and ditches throughout the city. We are currently undertaking an initiative to proactively identify flooding, erosion, and other stormwater issues, to prioritize maintenance needs. The first step in this process is to inspect and evaluate the current conditions of all open ditches.

Inspection Schedule

RegionTentative StartTentative End
A: Duck/Otter (east)5/2/225/13/22
B: Greenbelt/Manhattan/Detwiler4/18/224/29/22
C: Swan (below Detroit Ave)4/25/225/6/22
D: Ottawa/Woodlawn (UT-Stickney)5/16/225/27/22
E: Alexis-Monroe (upstream Lewis)4/25/225/13/22
F: North Toledo (to MI line)5/9/225/20/22
G: Delaware-Swan (south Angola & South)5/16/226/3/22
H: 475-Central-Nebraska5/31/226/17/22
I: Ottawa (downstream Stickney)6/13/226/30/22

How We Inspect

Aerial inspections will be performed using drone technology.

Physical inspections will be performed by private surveying, environmental, and/or engineering firms on behalf of the City. Crews will require physical access to the top of the embankment area to visually inspect the ditch, document current conditions and items of concern, and take photographs of the ditch. No digging, soil disturbances, or other physical work will be done at this time and crews will make every reasonable effort to minimize any inconvenience these inspections may cause.

When physical access on or across your property is required, reasonable efforts will be made to alert you before entering the property. You don't need to be home at the time of the inspection. However, if they are unable to access the property without your assistance, alternate arrangements will need to be made.


Should you have any questions, or know in advance that arrangements will need to be made for access to the ditch on your property, please contact Engage Toledo 24/7 at 419-936-2020 or