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City of Puyallup

Fall Leaves: Pretty, Problematic

The fall season is upon us, as evidenced by the bright red, gold and orange leaves that have begun to show up on many trees around town. While beautiful, this time of year often deposits fallen leaves and branches onto streets. Rain then sweeps this debris to catch basins where it clogs storm drains by blocking the flow of rainwater into the stormwater system, causing water to pool along streets and sometimes even flooding intersections and homes. This is called ‘surface flooding.’

Here are a few simple ways you can help prevent surface flooding on your street:

Clearing Catch Basins

  • Inspect the catch basin in front of your house, particularly if the forecast calls for heavy rainfall or snow and ice.
  • If the grates are clogged with leaves or litter, use a rake or pitch fork to clear the debris.
  • Do not attempt to remove the grate--only clear the debris on top of it.

Disposing of Leaves and Debris

  • Dispose of leaves and yard debris in your yard waste container.
  • Do not rake or blow leaves from your yard into the street or leave them piled up in the road, parking area or right-of-way.

Getting Help

If you see a catch basin filled with debris below the grate, or if you are personally unable to clear a basin, notify Public Works at 253-841-5505.

The City Manager has released his recommended budget for 2016, and now is the time for citizens to review and comment on the proposed revenues and expenditures for next year. Two public hearings will be held, on October 13th and November 10th (6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall). The City Council is expected to adopt the final budget in November or December.

Puyallup's annual Fall Clean-Up will be the week of November 16-20. Reminder notices will be sent later this month to all utility customers.

Are you a fan of the Puyallup Public Library? Here's an opportunity to be a representative and advocate of your community library. Apply now for a volunteer position on the Puyallup Public Library Advisory Board. Click here for description and profile of the Library Board; view application on the Boards & Commissions page.

Puyallup's Parks & Recreation Division offers many opportunities for classes, programs and special events. You'll find something for every age, from toddler to teen to adult, and we've made registering fast and easy via our online recreation guide. The Fall 2015 brochure (September-December) is now available--check it out, and get ready to have fun!

Uncertified wood stoves in much of the Tacoma/Pierce County area, including Puyallup, will no longer be allowed after October 1st. Any such stove must be removed or otherwise rendered inoperable, unless the property has no other adequate source of heat and the owner has applied for and received an exemption to the rule. For more information, contact the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

Around Our Town

News & Announcements

Lahar Siren Test

Oct. 5th

The Lahar Warning Siren in Puyallup Valley will be tested at noon today Read More

STREAM: Bouyancy - What Makes a Ship Float...or Sink

Oct. 8th

Kids are invited to this hands-on program where they can use foil and other ordinary Read More

Lego My Library!

Oct. 10th

Lego builders let your imaginations go wild! Families are invited to participate in this FREE Read More

Puyallup Festival of Books: Camp Harmony

Oct. 10th

Curious about Camp Harmony?  Learn about the history of this World War II Japanese American Read More

Puyallup Festival of Books: Mom and Me Vintage Tea

Oct. 10th

It's a Mom and Me Vintage Tea Party!  You can get all dolled up for Read More

Parks, Recreation and Senior Advisory Board Meeting

Oct. 12th

The Puyallup Parks, Recreation and Senior Advisory Board meets on the second Monday of each month Read More

City Council Regular Meeting

Oct. 13th

The Puyallup City Council is scheduled to hold a regular meeting on this day. City Read More

Play to Learn in the Community

Oct. 13th

Play to Learn is a FREE collaborative program for children ages Read More

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