Can grass clippings clog a storm drain?

Yes, leaves and grass clippings can clog the storm drain and cause flooding.

What can you do to help?

  • Mow often and bag clippings if possible to prevent clippings from running into storm drains.
  • Do not sweep or blow landscape debris into the street. Rain can wash it into the storm drains. Rake or sweep the debris into a bag for composting or curbside pickup.
  • Never allow any pesticides, yard waste, or fertilizer to enter a storm drain.
  • Avoid the overuse of pesticides and fertilizers. Follow directions and use wisely. Consult your local extension services at 501-623-6841.
  • Pull weeds by hand when possible. 
  • When property is adjacent to a body of water, do not deposit or blow yard wastes into the water.

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