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Posted Dec. 27, 2019 | Last updated Jan. 2, 2020

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Autumn’s last leaves have fallen from trees in Fort Worth as winter has arrived, leaving property owners wondering what to do with all those big piles.

The city’s Stormwater Management program encourages residents to “Leave it on the Lawn.” Keep in mind that leaves can clog storm drains, increasing the risk of flooding to streets and yards.

Leaves should either be mulched and left on your lawn as compost to return valuable nutrients to the soil, or raked up and bagged. Do not use a leaf blower to blow leaves into the storm drain or into channels and creeks, since everything in our storm drain system flows downstream, ultimately polluting our creeks, rivers and lakes.

If in doubt about what is legal to put into a storm drain, “Only Rain Down the Storm Drain” sums it up.

To report a clogged storm drain, call 817-392-1234.

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