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Gutter Buddy Program

The Gutter Buddy program encourages residents to keep their stormdrains and gutters free of debris.




WHY should we keep our stormdrains free of debris?

  • When stormdrains get clogged with leaves and debris, water can no longer drain from the street. Water ponds along streets and can flood intersections and homes causing localized street flooding and hazards to the travelling public.
  • Help us help you! Monitoring stormdrains and keeping them free of debris will help to prevent property damage and hazards.

WHAT are stormdrains?

  • Stormdrains are the iron grates that you see on almost every street corner. They are storm sewer inlets, typically located next to street curbs.
  • Water that enters the stormdrains flows directly into the Oldman River.


HOW to become a Gutter Buddy?

The following simple actions can help keep stormdrains free of debris!

1. Monitor stormdrains and gutters near your home or business.

2. The best time to monitor stormdrains is in the fall when the trees are shedding their leaves and prior to heavy rainfall and snowfall.

3. Remove debris from stormdrains and gutters. Stand on the curb and use a rake or shovel to remove debris from the stormdrain. Do not attempt to remove the grate. Notify the City of Lethbridge (information below) if you cannot clear out the stormdrain yourself. 

4. Discard the debris properly. Bag it and dispose of it in your waste collection cart.

5. Good Job! Keep up the great work helping to keep our Oldman River clean and safe! We appreciate your help!​


Adopt A Stormdrain Program 

Yellow Fish Road P​rogram​

For more information

Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Online: Submit a service request