City Utilities is designing a project that will improve drainage and reduce flooding on Melbourne Court and Kenton Lane.  The project will involve reshaping and regrading portions of the Lawrence Drain into a two-stage ditch, which will provide more stormwater storage during and after rain storms.  The project will incorporate properties along the west side of Melbourne Court that have been purchased by the City.

pdfDesign Meeting invitation - April 9, 2018

pdfProject Fact Sheet

City Utilities id designing a project that will install a new storm sewer pipe and inlets to improve drainage in the 4900 block of Hemlock Lane.  The new storm sewer will run east to Reed Road where it will connect with an existing storm sewer.  In March 2018, City Utilities engineering department staff will be meeting with affected property owners.

pdfProject Fact Sheet

The way you landscape your property and care for your lawn can have a big impact on the quality of Fort Wayne's streams, ponds and rivers.  Read more....

pdfGreen Landscaping

pdf"Grasscycling" is a practice that will save you time and energy when you mow.  Leaving grass clippings on the lawn means no bagging and disposal for you and keeps grass clippings from going to the lawndfill.  It also reduces the need to add fertilizer.  

pdfComposting is another stormwater friendly lawncare practice is that reduces water pollution, keeps yard debris out o fthe landfill and helps keep grass clippings and other yard waste from clogging storm sewer inlets.

City Utilities offers an environmentally friendly soil amendment/fertilizer type product called biosolids.  Made up of cleaned and treated sewage by-products and composted yard waste, biosolids can be used as a compost or top-dressing for lawns and landscaping.  The material is available for pick-up at City Utilities Biosolids/Compost Facility at 6202 Lake Avenue.pdf2018 Biosolids Information

 

 

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Grass, leaves, and yard clippings that are repeatedly swept into catch basins can clog the drain, causing flooding and the potential for becoming a breeding ground for rodents and insects. Additionally, when grass and leaves decompose they encourage excessive growth of algae which can deprive fish of adequate oxygen.

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