Help Avoid Street Flooding - Keep Leaves, Yard Debris Out of Storm Drains
The fall leaves are beautiful this time of the year -- but once they hit the ground, they can cause real problems for the stormwater system in your neighborhood.
Leaves and other yard debris that fall into the storm drains in your neighborhood can lead to flooding. While stormwater systems are typically prepared for increases in the volume of stormwater, the added leaf litter can aggravate the treatment process, overwhelm systems and exacerbate existing pipeline defects and deterioration.
Please do your part ... and keep sidewalks, curb sides and storm water drains clear by raking leaves and disposing them in yard waste or compost bins.