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Leaves and Storm Sewers Don’t Mix


When preparing your leaves for collection, do not place the leaves on the street. This is a violation of city code and residents maybe subject to a fine up to $500. The public storm system plays a vital role in protecting our properties and roadways from flooding during rainstorms. The system’s ability to effectively convey storm water runoff during heavy rains can be compromised by leaves and litter washed down the street and plugging the grates and inlets. Residents can help protect their property from flooding by keeping the storm sewer grating near their home free of leaves, litter, and other debris.

Contact the Public Works Department at 630.377.4405 if you have any questions regarding the City’s storm water system.

updated Oct 01, 2019