Protect Our Environment

Protecting the Environment is good for everyone. We must remember that the storm drains in your areas ultimately flow to the Kansas River and protecting our Streams,Rivers and Lakes are vital to our Quality of Life. During the fall months, it is important to protect our environment by using proper procedures when dealing with all of those fallen leaves.

Raking leaves into the street or the stormwater system is illegal (See City Policy under Section 11-406 of the City Ordinances – it is illegal to deposit leaves into the street.

Please do not rake or blow your leaves from your yard into the street. Leaves become a slippery mess that can cause localized flooding and pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle accidents.

Raking Leaves
Rotting leaves diminish the life span of the asphalt that's underneath them.

For leaves that have fallen into the street, please keep them out of the channel right along the curb, where they will block the path of rainwater. Rake them at least one foot from the curb.

All leaves should be bagged and disposed of properly. Burn permits may be obtained for leaves, please see permit requirements on the Fire Department webpage located on this website.