The Town of Belmont is requesting that residents work with their neighbors to clear storm drains in front of their property and along their roadway.

There is a high possibility of Hurricane Sandy hitting the east coast with heavy rains and high winds.  There are over 2,000 catch basins (the grate at the edge of the street that drains stormwater) in the Town of Belmont.  The DPW has had multiple crews out clearing the storm drains on a daily basis.  However, the trees have been dropping the Fall foliage quickly which makes it impossible to clear all drains by Sunday evening.

Town leaders are asking that residents check the storm drains, rake leaves away from the drain (not into the drain), and to dispose of the leaves and debris in yard waste bins or brown paper leaf bags.  Do not remove the storm grates.  Please be reminded that yard waste is picked up weekly this time of year on your trash disposal day.

The DPW would like to remind residents that street sweepers cannot pick up large piles of leaves.  Residents should never rake or blow leaves from their property into the street.

A helpful site to visit is here > > >
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Preparedness Site

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in preparing for Hurricane Sandy.  By working together if we receive heavy rain we will minimize the potential for flooding.