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Prevent Autumn Hazards through Falling Leaves

Blog by Diane Cardoso | October 24th, 2012

Autumn months and colourful leaves they bring, hazards such as flooding and slipping can occur if we do not take precautions by properly disposing of leaves and yard trimmings. Remember to keep storm drains clear of leaves. When leaves accumulate around storm drains they block rain water from draining which may lead to ponding or localized flooding. To prevent this please do not rake leaves from your property or boulevard onto the street or sidewalk. Leaves on sidewalks not only block storm drains, they can present a slipping hazard to pedestrians. If you see leaves and other debris blocking storm drains, please take the initiative to clear a path so water can drain.  Save your neighbour and yourself from a preventable accident.