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Wet Weather on the Way

Rain is forecast for Visalia, are you prepped?

The Public Works Department has been preparing for fall and winter rain for months and City crews continue to work on keeping things clear daily. 

With rain forecast over the next few days, crews continue their work of street sweeping and cleaning gutters, street maintenance is on the ready with equipment and road repair materials.

How can residents help?

Keeping things out of the curbs and gutters, and never dumping anything into our creek system are both important. Also:

  1. Check your property, clearing all private drains and rain gutters. Dispose of all trash and yard clippings/trimmings in your City-issued containers.
  2. If you keep a rain barrel, check to make sure the downspouts are clear of debris and the connection is working properly. Be sure to remove the overflow drain cover.
  3. Cover all toxic materials with tight-fitting lids, or store them indoors. While you're at it, clean up any automotive leaks or spills.
  4. Have a clean-up on your street or in your neighborhood by enlisting friends and neighbors to pick up trash.

Sandbag materials can be picked up at the City's Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station, just north of the City's Corporation Yard entrance at 335 N. Cain St.

The self-serve sandbag station is stocked with sand and sandbags, residents are asked to bring their own shovels to fill the bags. The station is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. There is a 15 per householddbag limit.

The City of Visalia's efforts are lead by the Public Works Department. For more information on Public Works, visit them here.


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