Don’t blow grass clippings into the roadway

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

This practice only tends to clog the 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 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.