In our fall leaves article, we reminded community members to clean up leaves on your property by putting them in your green bin instead of sweeping leaves into the street. This good habit not only reduces fire fuels during fire season, but more importantly, right now in winter, it prevents flooding. Now that rainy season is upon us, leaves swept into the street will block storm drains and lead to localized flooding. We encourage community members to continue to rake and dispose of leaves in your green bins.
Also - we appreciate your assistance in keeping an eye on the storm drains in your neighborhood. If you see leaves clogging a storm drain, and it is safe to do so, we appreciate community members lending a hand and keeping them free of leafy debris.
For serious blockages, please call the Department of Public Works at (415) 384-4800.