When planting trees please be aware of nearby storm and sewer lines. Tree roots searching for sources of nutrients can cause severe damage to both public and private pipelines.
Leaves can cause numerous problems this time of year. Please be sure to keep leaves out of the gutters and off streets and sidewalks. We will do our best to keep the streets and gutters clean but we need the help of all residents to keep sidewalks, gutters and/or drainage ditches as litter-free as possible.
Every year rainfall leaks vast amounts of water from the storm drains into the sewer system. It is very expensive to treat extra water that does not need to be treated. The City of Winston addresses these leaks as much as possible but we need your help. Any residents with knowledge of rainwater going into the sanitary sewer system rather than the storm sewer are encouraged to report it to Public Works.
Don’t forget that school is back in session now. Please keep an eye out for School Zones.
This is a great time of year to think about winterizing your home and garden. Close your foundation vents, detach your hoses and wrap any unprotected lines that can not be drained for the winter.
Thank you and have a wonderful Autumn.