Rumors and Trending Topics – Grass Clippings Blown into Streets

Posted on: April 20th, 2017 No Comments

 

RUMOR/TOPIC:

The City of Piqua is going to raise the storm water fee because of grass clippings being blown into the street and going into the storm drains.

FACT:

There is the possibility that the storm water fee will have to be raised because so many residents and commercial mowing companies are blowing the grass clippings into the storm sewer catch basins.  The clippings clog up the storm sewer pipes and have to be cleaned to prevent flooding.  The additional maintenance required on the storm sewer collection system may require additional funding to maintain the lines properly.  This could be avoided if the clippings are blown back into the yard instead of the roadway where they are washed into the catch basins.

 

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