Weekly trash cleanups in the canal led to a significant discovery - Clogged Storm Drains are contributing to street flooding in Miami Beach. Trash comes from the street level into storm drains. Trash that makes it past ‘traps’ discharge to the waterway and clog the outlet.
4 Simple Solutions :
1) Reduce litter with proper placement of trash cans - “can on every corner”
2) Street level gratings that keep material from going into the drains, while allowing full flow of storm water. Watch in action : http://youtu.be/ezdqgPX8AWw
3) Better cleaning schedule of existing storm drain traps/interceptors (which catch debris)
4) ‘Catch bin’ at the water output (flexible net style)