Please note that construction schedules are subject to change due to weather, site issues, etc.

Reference this Construction MAP to view the impacted construction areas for next week.

Unsure about which is your area? Visit the Blueprint map and type in your address to find out!

Sump pump installations are offered for a limited time only! We have a few spots left on our list! If you are interested, contact us ASAP and we’ll schedule your no-obligation assessment to see if a sump pump is right for you!

New Updates

COVID-19 Update: Due to the outdoor nature of the work, lateral lining and downspout redirection crews will continue to work in the field, supervised by an independent inspection firm. Work that requires entering the home, such as sump pump installations, has been delayed. Some city staff, and the Blueprint Outreach Team, are working remotely to address emerging issues. Please be patient as it may take longer to respond to your questions or concerns.

Recent Rain Event: Columbus has received more than 7 inches of rain in the past 2 days. The ground is saturated, and after the heavy rains last night we are receiving notices of flooding all over the city – in backyards, streets, and basements (including homes with sump pumps). The City of Columbus has treated more flow at our wastewater treatment plants in the past 24 hours than we have in the history of the city.

Much of this flooding will have dissipated by this afternoon. If this is the first time you have noticed flooding in your yard, street, or basement, this is likely a one-time occurrence caused by excessive rain and not an infrastructure issue.

For locations where flooding is a regular occurrence and impacts multiple homes, please let us know and we will share this with the sewer systems engineers for additional investigation. Pictures are extremely helpful.

If you have a basement backup (sewer water coming up from your floor drain), please report this to the City by calling 614-645-7102. Please note that crews are working diligently to investigate issues throughout the city, and so we may not be able to respond immediately. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

If you have a sump pump (installed by Blueprint or otherwise) and you experienced basement flooding, this is due to the velocity of the water exceeding the pumps ability to discharge it (similar to pouring a gallon of water into a funnel). If your sump pump has been, or continues to operate, as normal, then this is likely a one-time occurrence.

The rain gardens are designed to drain in 48 hours or less. Some standing water within the garden after a rain event is normal. However, if the rain gardens are overflowing or have standing water for more than 2 days, please report that to blueprint@columbus.gov or 311.

Project Status

Overbrook Chatham

  • There will be crews working on lateral lining on the following streets:
    • Overbrook Dr.
    • Northridge Rd.
  • A second crew will be cleaning and installing clean-outs throughout the project area.
  • OBA will be conducting investigations on downspouts throughout the entire project area.
  • OBA will be conducting downspout work on the following streets:
    • Glenmont Ave
    • Northridge Rd.
    • Blenheim Rd.

Cooke Glenmont

  • Musson Brothers will be lining laterals on the following streets:
    • E. Cooke Rd
    • Glenmont Ave.
  • MCSP will be scheduling downspout investigations and installations throughout the project area
  • MCSP will be conducting downspout redirection on the following streets:
    • Overbrook Dr.
    • Canyon Dr.
    • Sharon Ave.

Weisheimer Indian Springs

  • All private property improvements have been completed.
  • Rain gardens will continue to have monthly cleanout/maintenance performed.

Blenheim Glencoe

  • Eramo will continue to conduct routine maintenance on the rain gardens.
  • Private property investigations for downspout redirection and lateral lining for this area begin early 2020. Residents will receive a letter when this area is “activated”.
  • From Department of Public Service: Blenheim Road resurfacing Update
    • The City of Columbus makes critical investments in street resurfacing projects like Blenheim to improve the quality of our roadways and infrastructure that residents depend on every day. Relocation of the main gas line on Blenheim has been completed by Columbia Gas. Now that this is completed the city will be able to pave Blenheim Rd. this year. Paving will not begin until after May. The Department of Public Services will reach out directly to the residents affected as the schedule develops for paving of the street.
  • From Department of Public Service: Arden Road resurfacing Update
    • The Department of Public Service will work with the contractor to set the schedule in the spring for the Arden Rd. rebuild/resurfacing. When weather permits in the spring, the contractor can start the concrete work for new curb and then street construction will follow as temperatures warm up.
    • For questions on this work, please contact 311 (645-3111)

Schreyer Springs

  • Facemyer has completed all project work within the project work zone. Rain gardens will continue to have a monthly cleanout/maintenance performed on them.
  • Downspout installations are complete.
  • Lateral Lining will begin in 2020.

Morse Dominion

  • Shelly and Sands have completed all rain garden work and will continue to maintain the rain gardens on a monthly basis.
  • BLD and OBA have both completed their private property work(lateral lining and downspout work).

General Notices

  • Several streets are slated for repaving in conjunction with Department of Public Service. Repaving schedules are currently being finalized with the contractor in most areas. When Blueprint receives schedule information from the Department of Public Service, we will also include that information in these notices.
  • The rain gardens are designed to drain in 48 hours or less. Some standing water within the garden after a rain event is normal. However, if the rain gardens are overflowing or have standing water for more than 2 days, please report that to blueprint@columbus.gov or 311.
  • Just like a normal storm drain, the rain gardens can’t do their job if leaves/debris are piling up and blocking water from entering the inlet. Our crews will clear these inlets during regular maintenance, but if you see leaves piling up and blocking the rain garden inlets, feel free to push them aside to allow rainwater to enter. And, as always, remember to keep leaves and yard waste out of the streets as much as possible.

Please contact 614-645-1253 or blueprint@columbus.gov with any questions you may have. If you have an emergency, please call 614-645-8276 for Water or 614-645-7102 for Sewers.