MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- On rainy days in Mobile, it's easy for streets to get flooded because of clogged drainage ditches.

Tuesday, the city council approved spending $450,000 to buy specialized equipment to clean sewers and catch basins. It's called a Vactor truck, and the city will add a new one to it's existing fleet.

"This will actually be our third. We have two in service now so this will be added to the fleet. They run all day every day, so we put them to good work out there, cleaning up drains and doing street work all around the city," said city spokesperson George Talbot.

City leaders say if you have a street that floods often because sewers or catch basins need to be cleaned, call 311 and ask to be put on a schedule for a Vactor truck to clean the area.

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