As we move into the rainy season and leaves start to fall, the Public Works Department starts turning its attention to the City’s drainage system. It is time to check the storm drains and clear leaves from them to keep the stormwater flowing. Street sweeping is a component of the drainage system maintenance, and is perhaps the most visible to the citizens. The City is encouraging residents to clear any blocked storm drains that are adjacent to or in front of their property keeping in mind:
Wet leaves are surprisingly heavy, so be careful not to overexert yourself. Debris from storm drains should be placed in yard waste containers. If flooding is severe, or you find evidence of dumping, please call 206-368-5440.