Orleans Residents Reminded Not To Blow Grass In Roadways

(ORLEANS) – The Orleans Street Department is reminding local residents of the importance of not blowing grass clippings into the town streets, roadways.

The act is prohibited by local ordinance.

The grass clippings tend to clog the already overtaxed storm drains, further adding to the town’s flooding problem during periods of heavy rainfall. 

Town crews regularly check storm sewer grates, but property and business owners are encouraged to assist in this endeavor by keeping grates clear of trash items, sticks, and limbs in order to allow stormwater to run off properly.