Hence, dirty roads today often mean smelly lakes next summer. To combat this problem, many east metro communities like Woodbury sweep their streets twice a year, once in the fall to keep leaves from clogging the storm sewers and once in the spring to remove leftover winter sand.
To recap, septic systems need to be inspected and pumped every three years and replaced periodically, otherwise they can leak sewage into drinking water supplies and nearby lakes and rivers or overflow into your backyard and basement like a toilet in reverse. If that doesnâ€™t win the applause-o-meter for eww, I donâ€™t know what will.
Prepare to enjoy leisurely afternoons in your backyard, watching birds or savoring the fall colors.
Are you going to let yourself be beaten by a plant? With strength in numbers, and nothing else to do until the snow comes, we can rise up and take back the land!
This year, the Freshwater Society has launched an initiative called Community Clean-ups for Water Quality, which encourages citizens to help keep lakes and rivers clean by removing leaves and other debris from city streets during the fall and spring when this debris poses the biggest threat to our waterways.