City to increase street sweeping this week, residents urged to help keep storm drains clean

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City-of-MLT-logoThe city will increase the frequency of street sweeping to keep up with the seasonal leaf drop starting on Oct. 30.

The city will rent an additional street sweeper for four weeks. Staff will operate both street sweepers during this period, which is the peak season for leaf drop. The goal of this increased effort is to clean up leaf litter and other debris before it enters into and clogs the storm drainage system.

Late autumn brings 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 is encouraging residents to locate storm drains 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.

For more information about the city’s fall weather response, please contact Scott Hugill, Assistant City Manager at 425-744-6208.

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