Leaves, coupled with rainy weather, can spell trouble for city roadways. Leaves that collect or are deposited on the roadway cannot be picked up by street sweeping equipment. During heavy rains these leaves are carried downstream where they accumulate and clog storm drains. Standing water and occasionally flooding result creating a hazard for motorists and pedestrians.
What can you do to help?
- Collect and contain your leaves—don’t let them accumulate on city streets.
- Dispose of leaves properly—either compost them, or place them in your yard debris container for pick-up by your garbage hauler.
- Report clogged storm drains by calling 503-718-2591.