Pelham asks residents to clear roadway storm drains to prevent potential flooding

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Published October 27, 2021 at 2:11 pm

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Following the Niagara Peninsula Conversation Authority’s warning that between 16 and 48 mm of rain fell on the Niagara Region between Monday and Tuesday, the town of Pelham is asking that residents clean the roadway storm drains to prevent potential flooding in the area.

“Throughout the town, there are over 1,400 storm drains,” said the town in a release. “The storm drains need to be clear of debris in order to function properly. Drains that have a build-up of leaves or other debris increase the chance of flooding in the area.”

The town is asking residents to reduce the risk of flooding by keeping leaves, organic materials and garbage out of the roadways and remove debris in advance of rainy weather.

However, they added they will continue to complete street sweeping to remove additional debris.

The Niagara Peninsula Conversation Authority says residents should be reminded to keep children and pets away from streams and creeks and are also encouraging residents to check for debris clogging culverts, catch basins, and other storm infrastructure.

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