Fall is here and with rain in the forecast, it is time to prepare for bad weather to protect your home and property. Late autumn brings winds and falling leaves along with heavy rains that can clog storm drains and cause flooding. Residents can help prevent flooding by keeping storm drains clear of leaves and debris.
The city encourages residents to find any storm drains located on or near their property and help keep catch basin covers free of leaves and debris. Leaf debris can be disposed of with other yard waste.
At this time of year, the city’s street sweeper runs daily, Monday through Friday, in an effort to clean up leaf litter and other debris before it enters into and clogs the storm drainage system. For more information about the city’s fall weather response, please contact Public Works at (425) 670-8264.