Which means that it leaves season, again.
The City of Charleston Stormwater and the Public Works Department would like to remind homeowner that leaves can cover storm drains and cause street flooding. So, please do not rake/blow leaves into or pile onto the storm drains.
Residents can either bag leaves for pickup or pile in yard away from storm drains for later pickup by city Vac Trucks. If you employee a mowing service, please ensure that they follow these recommendations. Residential loose leaf collection is scheduled to start on or around Monday, October 31st.
As a reminder, this applies to ditch lines, streams, and creeks. Excess leaves can clog pipes and ditches. Large amounts of leaves in the streams and creeks can break down cause harm to aquatic life.
Let’s do our part to keep Charleton “River Proud”.