CONCORD PUBLIC WORKS (CPW) REQUESTS ASSISTANCE FROM RESIDENTS DURING
Concord Public Works is requesting that residents and businesses work with their neighbors to clear storm drains and catch basins in front of their property and along their roadway.
There is a high possibility of Hurricane Sandy hitting the east coast with heavy rains and high winds. There are over 4,000 storm drains/catch basins in the Town of Concord. CPW has had multiple crews out clearing the storm drains on a daily basis. However, the trees have been dropping the Fall foliage quickly which makes it impossible to keep all storm drains free from debris over the duration of this storm event.
CPW is asking that residents check the storm drains, rake leaves away from the drain (not into the drain), and to dispose of the leaves by the same means they would for leaves raked in their own yards. Do not remove the catch basin grates under any circumstances.
CPW would like to remind residents that street sweepers cannot pick up large piles of leaves. Residents are asked to not rake or blow leaves from their property into the street.
Cooperation is greatly appreciated in preparing for Hurricane Sandy.