What is the drainage easement across my property for? Can I build on it? What can I do on it?
  1. Easements provide the Public Works Department and Flood Control District with land rights for construction, reconstruction, maintaining and accessing its drainage facilities and for other related purposes. Some access easements are not used regularly but must be kept clear for potential future use. An easement allows the property owner use of the property as long as it does not interfere with easement rights.

  2. No permanent structures or encroachments will be permitted or constructed within or over any drainage easement. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • fill slopes

    • retaining walls

    • fencing

    • sheds

    • landscaping

    Any such obstructions will be removed as necessary for maintenance and access purposes and will not be repaired or replaced (Title 0; 914-14.010).

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3. What is the drainage easement across my property for? Can I build on it? What can I do on it?
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