Public Works

Christmas tree pick up: January 7, 2019. Live Christmas trees need to be placed on the curb by 6:00 AM January 7th for pick up. All lights and ornaments must be removed, and tree must be placed on top of any snow.

Frozen Water Pipes: Freezing outdoor temperatures can cause water lines to freeze. Here are a few simple precautions to avoid burst pipes: 

Insulate exposed pipes and hose bibs

Disconnect garden hoses

Seal leaks

Let water drip overnight

Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks near exterior walls or near cold air returns.

Snow Preparations: As we prepare for snow, please be cautious, slow down, and help others as you commute this winter. Also, please remember to do your part to help us in snow removal operations by not parking in the street and not pushing snow into the street. In order to allow the Public Works Dept. to remove snow from the roads in a timely manner, it is unlawful to park any vehicle within the public right of way of any street within Syracuse City limits. Please assist us this winter by making sure your vehicles are not parked on the street during and after a snowstorm. Offenders may be cited (Ord. 11-20-010). It is unlawful to deposit snow into the street if the snow was removed from a sidewalk or driveway. As you clear your driveway and walkways this winter, please throw the snow into your yard and not into the road. (Ord. 4-05-160).

Salt Storage: Large quantities of salt or de-ice products that are stored outside should be covered or kept in a covered container.

Sewer Drains: Help fight Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) from clogging the sewer pipelines. Absorb grease with paper towels. Wipe out greasy dishes, pots, and pans before washing. Allow grease to cool and harden prior to placing it in the trash. 

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