Public Works Update

Conservation Tips- To follow the weekly lawn watering guide, visit the following website:

For road construction updates, please refer to the city website under Government- Departments-PublicWorks /Streets. Email or text updates are available upon request on the website at NOTIFY ME.

Lawn Care and Storm Water Pollution

When mowing, be sure your grass clippings don’t end up in the street, sidewalk, or driveway where they can be blown or washed into storm drains. The best way to prevent this is to sweep up and discard the grass clippings or blow the clippings back onto the grass. If you hire a lawn care company, make sure they leave a clean and well-groomed environment. Grass clippings are high in phosphorus, which is a major pollutant in our waterbodies. If there are grass clippings that end up in the curb, gutter, or on the streets, you may find yourself with a ticket.

When applying fertilizer or pesticide, be careful not to over spread granular fertilizer onto the streets, gutters, sidewalks, or driveways. If this happens, sweep up any excess amounts or use a blower and blow back the excess back into the yard to prevent it from eventually going into the storm drain. Fertilizers have a lot of nitrogen, and some have iron, which can stain concrete. The numbers on the fertilizer bag represent the primary nutrients.

Let us all do our part by not allowing grass clippings or fertilizer to end up on our driveways, streets, gutters, or sidewalks that could eventually get into our storm drain systems.

As a reminder: Flushable but not dissolvable wipes- Just because you CAN flush it doesn’t mean you SHOULD flush it. Even wipes labeled as “flushable” can lead to toilet and pipe blockages. Please dispose of floatable, flushable wipes in the garbage to avoid possible sewer back-ups.

Gardening and conservation classes are available at Weber Basin Water Conservancy District. Visit their website for classes and events.

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