Town Of Moraga

Maintain Your Drain Before the Rain

Leaves left in gutters will stay there until they wash into storm drains. Not only do leaves clog the gutters and storm drains, causing street flooding every year, but overloading creeks with decomposing leaves can deplete the water’s oxygen supply. Residents should be environmentally aware, bagging leaves whenever possible and never raking leaves or any lawn debris onto a paved surface or toward a storm drain. Place leaves in your yard waste container which is collected weekly, or compost the leaves and use the rich nutrients to enhance your garden. Composting can be as simple as raking leaves into an isolated spot in your yard, far away from your curb or driveway, and allowing them to decompose into nutrient-rich mulch.

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