Sewers & Street Sweeping


Sewer/Drainage/Street Sweeping Sections – Harry Frisby, Supervisor – (310) 412-5491

Responds to requests regarding storm drain and catch basin cleaning, overflowing sewer lines, tree roots in sewer lines, street sweeping schedules, sweeping complaints, large discarded items in parkways, and debris in the roadway or alleys.


The City does clean, maintain and repair those sewer mains in the street areas, which serve more than a single ownership (and is referred to as a “public main”). The City, however, has no way of cleaning individual sewer laterals from the public main. The City also has no control over what the property owner discharges to the sewer system. Therefore, the standard requirement by the City is that the property owner is responsible for the upkeep of their lateral from the residence or business to the public main in the street.

Click here for more information about our sewer policy.


Residential streets are swept once a week, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Posted “No Parking” signs on the block indicate the day of the week the street is scheduled for sweeping.  Opposite sides of the street are swept on alternate days to accommodate parking needs of residents. To the extent possible, streets sweeping activities are coordinated with refuse collection operations.  “No Parking” restrictions within the posted hours are strictly enforced. 

Main thoroughfares are swept five day a week, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 3:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

 Streets are not swept on the following holidays:

 New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January)

Washington’s Birthday (third Monday in February)

Cesar Chavez Day

Memorial Day (last Monday in May)

Independence Day

Labor Day (first Monday in September)

Veteran’s Day (November 11)

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year’s Eve Day


Posted “No Parking” restrictions are not enforced on holidays.