Residents encouraged to help keep storm drains clean

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City-of-MLT-logoFall is here and with more rain in the forecast, it is time to prepare for bad weather to protect your home and property.

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 and cannot be swept or blown into the street.

Beginning in late October, the City will increase the frequency of street sweeping to keep up with the seasonal leaf drop. The City will run the street sweeper on double shifts for approximately four weeks. This 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.

For more information about the city’s fall weather response, please contact Public Works Director Chad Schulhauser at 425-744-6226.

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