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November 1, 2022



As leaves fall and yard work mounts this autumn, please remember that we need your help to allow “Only Rain Down the Storm Drain.” Storm drains are designed to allow stormwater to enter and drain to nearby streams. Here are some DO’s and DON’Ts to keep our streams healthy and avoid flash flooding in your neighborhood:


  • DON’T sweep leaves or blow grass clippings into the street, because they’ll end up blocking our storm drains.
  • DO collect leaves and other yard waste on your property and use your City of St. Peters brown yard waste cart for curbside yard waste pickup.
  • DON’T dump dog waste into storm drains. Pet waste contributes to significant bacteria levels when they drain into our creeks.
  • DO pick up all pet waste in appropriate bags and place them in your trash cart.
  • DON’T place anything onto or into a storm inlet drain, including pipes, fencing, screening, leaves, yard waste, pet waste, rock, soil, mulch, chemicals, concrete waste or any other solid waste. Drainage pipes placed directly into the throat of a stormwater inlet opening reduces the available opening that can receive stormwater.
  • DO keep objects off and away from stormwater inlets if you have them on or around your property. This will help stormwater flow into the drain, instead of backing up and potentially flooding your property.


Learn more about stormwater management in St. Peters.