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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Public Works: Useful Tips and Updates

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Conservation Tips- To follow the weekly lawn watering guide visit

conservewater.utah.gov/guide.html.
For road construction updates, please refer to the city website under Government- Departments-Public Works /Streets. Email updates are available upon request at projectupdates@syracuseut.com.

Lawn Care and Storm Water Pollution

When mowing, be sure your grass clippings don’t end up in the street, sidewalk or driveway where they can be blown or washed into storm drains. The best way to prevent this is to sweep up and discard the grass clippings or blow the clippings back onto the grass. If you hire a lawn care company, make sure they leave a clean and well-groomed environment. Grass clippings are high in phosphorus, which is a major pollutant in our water bodies. You may find yourself with a ticket if there are grass clippings that end up in the curb, gutter, or on the streets.

When applying fertilizer or pesticide, be careful not to over spread granular fertilizer onto the streets, gutters, sidewalks, or driveways. If this happens, sweep up any excess amounts, or use a blower and blow back the excess back into the yard to prevent it from eventually going into the storm drain. Fertilizers have a lot of nitrogen, and some have iron, which can stain concrete. The numbers on the fertilizer bag represent the primary nutrients.

Let us all do our part by not allowing grass clippings or fertilizer to end up on our driveways, streets, gutters, or sidewalks that could eventually get into our storm drain systems.


Free Gardening Classes at Weber Basin Water Conservancy in Layton. Sign up at weberbasin.com/conservation
• June 8, 9:00 AM, Localscapes Design Workshop
• June 12, 6:00 PM, Soils and Composting
• June 22, 9:00 AM, Localscapes Irrigation Workshop

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