Due to recent regulatory classification changes for the City of Smithville with the Department of Natural Resources, the City must commence strict enforcement of various ordinances in order to protect our water quality. One of those ordinances involves the prohibition of grass clippings blown into the streets or directly into stormwater drains.
The picture to the left shows improper mowing grass into the city street. When it rains, this grass will travel down into the storm sewer system. Once it breaks down, it eventually becomes sediment in our streams and rivers.
City Ordinance 520.090 prohibits depositing any grass clippings into the street or sidewalk.
The photo to the right shows one of the proper methods of keeping grass clippings out of the City streets and storm drains.
For more information on how to properly comply with city ordinances, see our mowing tips