It is normal for water to periodically flow over sidewalks and driveways due rain, snow melt, and sump pump discharge. If water continues to flow over your sidewalk, it could become a nuisance, creating algae growth in the summer and ice in the winter. When water becomes a nuisance, it is the homeowner’s responsibility, by law, to eliminate hazards. Southshore frequently fields inquires on excess water over sidewalks. Unfortunately, the sidewalk and tree lawns (landscaping between street and sidewalk) is property of the City of Aurora.
Update September 1, 2023
The City of Aurora has decided it was time to help residents out. Starting on Wednesday September 6th, the City of Aurora will begin accepting applications for the Chase Drain Rebate Program. To apply for the rebate, go to auroragov.org