Orleans Street Department asking resident not to blow grass in streets

ORLEANS – The Orleans Street Department is reminding local residents of the importance of NOT blowing grass clippings out into the town streets or roadways as prohibited by local ordinance.  

Violators are subject to be fined. This practice tends to clog the limited number of available storm drains, further adding to the town’s flooding problem during periods of heavy rainfall.  

In addition, the blowing of clippings into the street also poses a number of general safety concerns.

Town crews regularly check storm sewer grates, but property and business owners are also 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.