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The street sweeping is done to clear debris left by winter snowplowing, to keep storm drains free of obstruction, and to help prevent pollutants from entering the drainage system. The sweeping is not intended to remove leaves placed in the street by property owners. Leaves from private properties should be mulched and left on the lawn, or bagged and taken to the Orchard Ridge Landfill with a yard waste permit.
Areas of the village with curb and gutter are swept on a regular basis as time and weather permit.
During an extreme rain event, inlets can become plugged with debris. Public Works crews are often sent to clear these obstructions when they become aware of them, but they cannot clear all inlets at the same time. To protect your property against flooding, consider checking an inlet that is near your house and keep it clear of debris with a shovel or rake if you can do so safely. Do not venture into the road to clear an inlet or wade through deep or murky water. If you cannot safely clear the debris, please contact the Public Works Department at (262) 532-4700.