City offices will be closed Monday, Oct 5 due to the heavy rains. Monday's trash pickup is postponed until Wednesday.
Now that fall is here, Stormwater Services would like to remind citizens that leaves, pine straw and other yard waste can create significant stormwater problems such as flooding and poor water quality.
Although the area is currently experiencing drought conditions, periodic rain events can cause yard waste to clog storm drains and drainage routes and can result in flooded streets, yards, homes and businesses. Yard waste that travels all the way through the drainage system ends up in local creeks and waterways and causes algal blooms, low dissolved oxygen levels, fish kills, habitat destruction and poor water quality. In addition, improperly discarded yard waste can clog street sweepers and other City equipment resulting in repairs.
The following best management practices (BMPs) can be employed to keep yard waste out of the storm drainage system:
As required by federal stormwater permit and as a vital public service, Stormwater Services educates the community about stormwater runoff pollution and the impacts on our community and the environment. For more information, call 343-4777 or email email@example.com.
Click here to visit the city Stormwater Services page for additional information.