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Reminder: Grass clippings can pollute storm sewers

Thursday, May 31, 2018

It’s hard to believe that something as natural as grass clippings can be harmful. While organic and healthy for your lawn, grass clippings can cause problems if they enter the Village’s storm sewers. Since this is the season of mowing and mulching, it’s a good time to remind residents that we can all help reduce pollution by keeping litter, including grass clippings, off our streets.

This is a simple way for anyone to pitch in and do their small part to reduce the amount of pollutants that make it into our Village storm sewers. The Village of Forsyth is in compliance with federal mandates regarding storm water management. Dumping any type of waste into catch basins is prohibited and subject to a fine.

With that in mind, residents are encouraged to not leave grass clippings in the street and on sidewalks. Any waste that doesn’t get cleaned up — even when it’s something that seems as harmless and natural as grass clippings — will likely make its way to our storm sewer system and potentially cause backups. Thanks for your help in this important matter!

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