Storm Drains: Do Your Part
Three simple ways to keep storm drains clean and gutters from clogging this fall:
1. Clean Storm Drains Regularly
Always clear leaves, twigs, and other debris away from storm drains to avoid clogging.
2. Keep Gutters Clear
Frequently check your rain gutters for leaves and debris that can cause blockage and an overflow of water. When water cannot drain properly from gutters, it could be forced down the side of the house, causing water damage and rotting to occur. Consider investing in gutter protectors to prevent leaf and debris build-up inside your gutters.
3. Dispose of Leaves Properly
Do not sweep or blow leaves into the road. They could easily be blown back into the drain and cause blockage or possible flooding. Instead, pick up leaves and dispose of them in compost piles or bag them for curbside pick-up (check page 5 for your fall leaf pick up schedule.)