Fall maintenance in Woodbury neighborhoods is set to start Monday, Sept. 9.
Weather permitting, the Public Works Department will begin street sweeping that day; it’s expected to continue for approximately five working days between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The city asks that all vehicles and items such as portable basketball hoops be moved from the streets when sweepers are in Woodbury neighborhoods.
“Street sweeping is done to remove garbage, accumulated dirt and sand, and other material before it is washed into the storm sewer,” reads a release from the city. “Removing the material while it is still on the street is more efficient than removing this material from storm water ponds and helps protect water quality in city lakes and wetlands.”
If street sweeping proceeds as scheduled, hydrant flushing will begin the week of Sept. 16.
Dead-end water lines, such as those in cul-de-sacs, will be flushed to ensure the hydrants are operating properly. The project will likely take about four weeks to complete, weather permitting.
Flushing may occasionally discolor water in people’s homes for a few minutes, but it is safe to drink. Residents may want to check for signs of discoloration before using washing clothes, particularly whites.
For more information on street sweeping or hydrant flushing, call the Public Works Department at 651-714-3720.
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