Adopt-a-Drain would allow citizens to help keep the drains on their street flowing freely, and to indicate when their adoped drain was last cleared. This map-based web app allows individuals, small businesses and community organizations to protect their own property and keep the roads clear during storms. This is a perfect example of many hands making light work.
Adopt-a-Drain could be created by redeploying and adapting the highly successful Adopy-a-Hydrant application. This application was originally created by the Code for America brigade in Boston MA, but has been reused many times for many purposes:
Adopt-a-Siren – Honolulu HI