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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Ordinance Reminder: Obstructing Gutters & Storm Drains

Watertown Street Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUGUST 22nd, 2018

Contact: Rob Beynon, Street Superintendent


The Watertown Street Department would like to remind residents that it is unlawful to deposit grass or leaves into streets/alleys, as per Ordinance 5.0306. Recently there have been issues with localized flooding due to grass/leaves clogging storm drains. This is a major concern as it can flood houses and property, thus, causing damage with costly repairs. Also, this poses a safety hazard for motorcycles, bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, etc.  


Any person violating this ordinance could be punished by a fine up to $200 or imprisonment up to 30 days, as per Ordinance 5.9901.


Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Watertown Street Department (605-882-6207) or Code Enforcement (605-753-3521). 


Thank You,


Rob Beynon

Street Superintendent

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