City crews continue to street sweep and pressure wash areas that were impacted by the backups caused due to the inundation of storm water into the wastewater system this past weekend. After an initial cleanup of the area from Washington Street to Taft Street between US 1 and the Intracoastal Waterway, crews have now focused their efforts to target properties directly impacted by the backup. Crews will continue to disinfect areas using a water truck to apply a diluted bleach and water solution. Residents are asked to avoid these areas until they have completely dried.
The Department of Public Utilities, in partnership with Public Works crews will continue to cleanout storm drains and remove brush and debris downed from the storm. Please assist your neighborhood by gathering your landscaping debris in preparation for your regularly scheduled monthly bulk pickup. Please note, loose coconuts and leaves can be placed in your trash cart for collection. Leaves and coconuts are the main culprits for clogging storm drain systems and can prevent stormwaters from quickly receding. Residents who are also able to assist are asked to ensure the storm drains near their homes are cleared of debris.
Forecasts are calling for an active hurricane season so now is the time to harden your home and property and stock up on your supplies. For additional questions on the cleanup efforts or to request service, please call the Department of Public Utilities at 954.967.4455 to request service.