With wet fall weather returning and leaves falling, the potential for flooding along county roads increases. Pierce County residents can help reduce flooding by keeping storm drains clear of leaves.
“While residents are raking leaves in their yards, they can also help the community by taking a few minutes to check on nearby storm drains and clean out leaves and other debris,” said Brian Ziegler, Pierce County Public Works and Utilities director. “Spending a little effort at the start of fall can have a big impact as more storms blow into the area, bringing more rain and causing more leaves to drop.”
Pierce County residents can take the following actions to keep storm drains clear:
Residents in cities and towns should contact their local public works department to report flooding or storm drain problems. For information about preparing for winter weather, visit www.piercecountywa.org/winterwise.
For information on roadway floodingAnne Radford, Public Works and Utilities public information specialist(253) firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on river floodingMike Livingston-Halliday, Public Works and Utilities public information specialist(253) email@example.com
For information on yard waste disposalSheryl Rhinehart, Public Works and Utilities outreach coordinator(253) firstname.lastname@example.org