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Prevent Flooding – Never Stack Trash & Debris Near Storm Drains

Post Date:10/04/2016 9:53 AM

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Never stack tree trimmings, yard debris or any kind of trash on top of a stormwater inlet. These can wash into and clog the inlet, which could cause flooding on your street. During Tropical Storm Fay, a trash can lid ended up in an inlet like this one and caused an entire neighborhood to flood.  Basketballs, frisbees, trash can lids, buckets -- all it takes is one thing to block pipes and cause flooding.

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