Public Works Update: Trim trees and adjust sprinkler clock

Tree Trimming

Protect your trees that extend over the sidewalks and roadways from being damaged by vehicles and pedestrians. When pruning trees, remember 7-11: you must allow a clearance of 7 feet over a sidewalk and 11 feet over a street. With this clearance, it allows service vehicles such as garbage trucks, mail delivery, and street maintenance vehicles full access. This also increases visibility to all traffic signs and street lamps. As an added bonus to you, trimming trees while the leaves are still attached to the branches will reduce the number of leaves that must be raked up off the ground in the fall. If you need help, reach out to neighbors, church groups, scouts, or the Syracuse Serves Facebook page. Trimmings can be placed in the green waste can for curbside pickup or taken to Wasatch Integrated Waste in Layton for $5/pickup truck with proof of residency.

Adjust Sprinkler Clock

Temperatures are cooling and there are fewer daylight hours as we approach the autumn season. Remember to adjust your sprinkler clock to reduce the water duration and number of days. We recommend that you follow the Utah Division of Water Resources “Weekly Watering Guide”.

Water Meter Lids and Secondary Water Valve Lids

Please be sure to keep your water meter lid and secondary water valve lids accessible. Please be sure that new landscape does not cover or bury the lids. Trim overgrowth of lawn and vegetation to prevent them from covering the lid. This will allow the city to provide better service to you. It also allows a rapid response in an emergency when a valve may need to be turned off in order to protect your home and property.

Building and Equipment Maintenance

 Some things to consider while working around outside buildings and equipment, is to look for any types of leaks. Oil, grease, hydraulic fluid, fuel or any type of liquid running out of heavy equipment, small equipment, garbage cans, barrels, and fueling stations.  These items would all be considered pollutants that may run into a storm drain system. When you see these kinds of situations, take time to fix the problem. This will help prevent pollutants from entering the storm drain and polluting our water. “Remember only rain down the storm drain”.  

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