Tip of the Month:
Prevent flooding—Rake the grate
Be rain ready this fall. Help prevent flooding by keeping storm drains (which lead to the nearest stream or river) clear of debris. If leaves are piling up around your neighborhood storm drains follow these tips:
- Grab a rake, boots, gloves and a bin and collect leaves
- Put leaves in your yard debris bin, compost pile or bring them to our free leaf drop-off (include links below)
- Never stand on the drain or try to remove it
- If water is more than a few inches deep, contact your city or stormwater management agency.
Sand bag locations:
Do The Right Thing
When rain and snow melt runs off rooftops, yards, paved streets, highways, and parking lots it can (and does!) pick up pollution such as: oil, fertilizers, pesticides, soil, trash, and animal waste. From here, water flows directly into our local streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands or travels into storm drains and pipes and is eventually released untreated into our local waterways.
The Do the Right Thing outreach campaign identifies simple things we can do to keep our rivers and streams healthy. Check out the local resources and short videos presented by Bruce Sussman, KOIN meteorologist, and Do The Right Thing!