Fall weather means falling leaves — and clogged storm drains

The city’s new street sweeper will put into service in late October.

Fall is here and with rain in the forecast, the City of Mountlake Terrace reminds residents it is time to prepare for bad weather to protect your home and property.

Late autumn brings winds and 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 encourages 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. Beginning in late October, the city’s street sweeper runs daily, Monday through Friday, in an effort 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, contact Public Works at 425-670-8264.



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