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City Residents Encouraged to keep Streets and Drainages Clear of Fall Leaves
Thursday, October 24, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — During the next few weeks the City Street Division street sweepers will begin working city roads to eliminate excess leaf buildup in streets and prevent the clogging of stormwater inlets which can cause flooding and adversely impact water quality. 

Residents can help maintain the crucial operations of our City’s stormwater drainage system by properly disposing of fall leaves. Citizens are reminded to not rake or blow leaves and other yard debris into the street or storm drains.  This is a violation of City Code and can result in fines.  

Composting is a good option for leaves and yard debris. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) it is a form of recycling that prevents filling our landfills, helps prevent pollution, enriches soils and reduces the production of methane gas.