The municipality hopes residents will keep cleared leaves away from drains as the rainy season settles in. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

City asks Chilliwack to clear any street drains

With leaves and rain falling and winter coming, it helps to keep catchbasins clear of debris

Weather forecasts are calling for up to 120 millimetres of rain to hit Chilliwack in the lead-up to the weekend.

City of Chilliwack is asking able-bodied residents to clear the street drains in front their homes of any fallen leaves or debris, and take on the snow or ice that could appear later this winter.

READ MORE: Rain coming

“During the fall and winter seasons, we request residents assist City crew’s efforts by clearing street drains in front their homes of leaves and debris during the autumn leaf fall, and of snow and ice during winter storms,” according to the city website.

It helps if people scope out any catch basins that they could help clear, or helping their neighbours, should they be unable to do so themselves.

They’re asking folks to avoid parking over street drains in fall and winter as well, to allow street sweeping equipment and snow plows to clear to the curb.

To find nearby catch basin locations, check out the online mapping system, or call operations at 604-793-2810 if you suspect a blocked drain and are unable to help.

READ MORE: Here’s Adopt A Catchbasin info


 

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