During rain events it only takes a small amount of leaves, lawn clippings, and other vegetation to block drain inlets and culverts, and when the drain inlets and culverts become blocked, they can create hazards for vehicles and pedestrians, and cause damage to homes and properties. Residents can help by raking leaves on their properties. Pick up lawn clippings and other vegetation before they get into gutters, drains, and culverts, and dispose of the green waste properly or compost it.
Please do not blow or rake leaves, lawn clippings, and other debris from your property into the streets as this with block up storm drains. Make sure to pick up and dispose of these items properly.
If a drainage ditch or canal runs through your property, it is the property owner’s responsibility to maintain the drainage ditch or canal.