As part of the Town of North Attleborough’s Stormwater Management Program, residents are encouraged to help keep waterways clean during the fall by using Best Management Practices (BMPs) when cleaning up leaves around the property. Below are four tips to help the community improve its stormwater system.
Keep Fallen Leaves Out Of The Streets—Leaf litter leaches nutrients into stormwater runoff and contributes to pollution in our waters.
Clear Storm Drains Of Debris Around Your Home—Leaf litter and yard debris plug storm drains and increase flooding issues.
Don’t Dump In To Ditches And Streams—Decaying leaf litter releases excess nutrients causing eutrophication and algal blooms. Streams can become clogged from excess debris.
Compost Leaves And Yard Clippings—Reduce added chemicals in your yard and garden by creating a natural fertilizer with composted leaves or use the Town’s Compost Facility.
Please call 508-695-9621 with questions or check out the Town’s Stormwater web site at nattleboro.com/ department-of-public-works