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Adopt a drain to help reduce flooding

Seattle Public Utilities is lending free supplies to anyone who wants to “adopt” a storm dain to help keep it clear of leaves and other debris this fall, to prevent street flooding.

During the coming months, a combination of changing weather and falling leaves creates a perfect opportunity for flooding. Unfortunately, the utilities’ full-time drainage crews cannot keep up with all of the thousands of storm drains that need extra maintenance this time of year. We’ll lend you free cleanup supplies — rakes, bags, gloves, shovels, brooms and dustpans.

Pick up your supplies on Oct. 24 and 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Seattle Public Utilities’ warehouse at 3633 East Marginal Way S., or on Oct. 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seattle Municipal Tower between Columbia Street and Cherry Street on 6th Avenue in downtown Seattle.

Call 206-233-7187 or e-mail first to reserve your supplies.

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