Introduction to Adopt-A-Catch Basin

Adopt-A-Catch Basin can be used to operate catch basin adoption programs that allow volunteers to adopt storm drains and clean them for the community.

Adopt-A-Catch Basin programs seek to improve water quality, decrease localized flooding and reduce maintenance costs by leveraging individual volunteers and organizations to clean drains and keep water flowing. Program volunteers are typically asked to inspect their drains, remove leaves, trash and other debris, and report damage or clogs at regular intervals. In some cases, they may even be asked to check on an adopted drain before a forecasted storm. This simple action has a big impact on the cleanliness of local waterways and reduces the chance of localized flooding during a storm. Adopt-A-Catch Basin is typically implemented by public works agencies or utilities that want to engage the community and maximize the capacity of operations staff.

The Adopt-A-Catch Basin solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you engage volunteers to keep catch basins clear of debris and functioning properly, manage participants, and monitor the adoption program.

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This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS Online organization.

Deploy now

It can also be deployed in your ArcGIS Enterprise organization.

See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.


Adopt-A-Catch Basin requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 or later
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.4 or later (Basic, Standard, or Advanced)
  • ArcGIS Web AppBuilder (Developer Edition) 2.11 or later
  • SMTP Server

Information products

Adopt-A-Catch Basin includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Adopt-A-Catch Basin

An ArcGIS Hub site used by the general public to learn how they get involved in the Adopt-A-Catch Basin program

Not required

Adopt-A-Catch Basin

An ArcGIS Pro project package used by stormwater personnel to configure the Adopt-A-Catch Basin web application and publish supporting web tools to ArcGIS Enterprise

GIS Professional Standard with Web tool publisher permission

Adopt-A-Catch Basin Manager

A Crowdsource Manager app used by stormwater personnel to manage Adopt-A-Catch Basin participants


Adopt-A-Catch Basin Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by stormwater personnel to monitor the Adopt-A-Catch Basin program


When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS Solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS Solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:



  • First release of Adopt-A-Catch Basin