Flood Prevention

In order to keep our Rivers, Lakes, Streams and Ponds clean and to prevent flooding, resident should bag, mulch or compost your leaves, but do not rake them into the street or dump them down storm drains. Leaves blocking storm drains can cause flooding and create safety concerns for motorist and pedestrians. Residents are encouraged to remove leaves from storm drains if feasible, or you can call the Utilities Division at 617-796-1640 (M-F 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM) or Customer Service at 617-796-1000 (M,W,TH,F 8:30 AM-5:00 PM and Tuesdays 8:30 AM-8:00 PM)

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