The Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that only rain goes in the drain. EGR maintains a storm sewer system that discharges storm water into local watersheds. Please follow the following tips to help reduce flooding and have a positive impact on water quality in our local watersheds:
Keep yard waste and debris out of the street. This debris can clog catch basins which can cause temporary flooding of streets and can also fill catch basins and end up ultimately in the watershed. You can help by clearing any accumulation of leaves and debris and properly disposing of these items in your yard waste bags or container. You can also help by not blowing or sweeping grass clippings or leaves into the street.
Please clean up after your pets. Pet waste is a major source of bacteria and nutrients that are harmful to waterways. Pet waste that is not properly disposed of can end up getting into storm drain catch basins and into our watersheds.
Use fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides sparingly and follow the manufacturer's instructions or use alternative natural methods.