Safety Instructions

Please stay safe while cleaning your drain by following these guidelines:

  • Do not attempt to clean the inside or reach into a drain (if there is a problem with the inside please use the Del-AWARE web portal or app to report it)
  • Do not attempt to remove a drain’s grate
  • Clean only during the daytime
  • If there is a sidewalk adjacent to your drain, please clean from there, and if there is not, face oncoming traffic and be aware of your surroundings while in the road
  • Consider wearing reflective clothing
  • Consider wearing gloves and using additional supplies to help clean your drain
  • Be mindful that there might be sharp or other harmful items around your drain