Around the Yard
Steps should be taken to prevent sediment from leaving your property during any landscaping or construction activities. The best way to stabilize your yard and prevent soil loss is to establish vegetation through seeding and straw application. You may need to cover soil stockpiles or in some cases install a silt fence.
Remember not to apply chemicals before heavy rains that could wash any newly applied chemicals into our streams and lakes. Help protect our water resources by applying lawn chemicals during dry periods.
When raking your leaves to the curb for yard waste collection, be sure to keep them out of the road and away from storm drains.
These non-stormwater materials can clog drains and pipes leading to flooding and water quality impairment. Per the Town’s Yard Waste ordinance, all yard waste set at the curb for pick-up shall be placed 10 feet or more away from storm drain inlets. This 10 foot space reduces the likelihood that yard waste will flow to the stormwater system.