The recent series of heavy rains have impacted several areas of El Paso County. The El Paso County Department of Public Works is experiencing a larger than normal number of service requests for culvert inspections and drainage cleaning.

Public Works is addressing the service requests in the order they are received unless there is a critical safety issue, and will not return individual calls.

As a reminder to County residents, cleaning and maintenance of a driveway culvert is the homeowner’s responsibility. El Paso County, by law, is prohibited from using public resources on private property. Public Works crews maintain drainage systems within the rights of way of county roads.

El Paso County Public Works is responsible for the maintenance of more than 2,100 miles of public roadway, ranging from major thoroughfares in urban areas to rural gravel roads and neighborhood streets and cul-de-sacs.

To report an issue on an El Paso County drainage structure, drivers and others can submit a service request through the County’s Citizen Connect mobile app or website. Go to the Apple App Store or the GooglePlay Store and download the “EPC Citizen Connect” app or visit to make a submission.