As the wind blows leaves and rain washes city streets, the city is asking residents to clear storm drains.
The city is asking residents to clear storm drains of leaves and other debris to help prevent flooding. Now that fall is here and leaves are falling on sidewalks and driveways they often block stormdrains, which can cause flooding.
The Public Works Crew is working hard to keep the drains clear during these stormy weather events, and as rain continues, they will continue to focus on keeping stormwater drains and catch basins clear. Residents can help by clearing the debris away from the top and sides of grates in their neighborhoods. Clearing storm drains is the most important thing people can do to protect their property and prevent water from pooling in the streets and causing traffic hazards.
Residents wishing to report drainage issues or flooding problems along roadways in their neighborhoods should contact the city at 851-6170.
Homeowners of flat-topped structures — especially mobile homes, car ports and boat marinas — also should take steps to safely remove leaves and standing water from their roofs. The combination of wet leaves and heavy rainfall increases the chance for a leaky roof.
-City of Gig Harbor