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Grass clippings are not allowed in the streets

Grass clippings are not allowed in the streets

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The city of Beaver Dam is under mandate by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to assist in improving water quality in lakes, streams and drainage ways into which city storm sewers discharge. Grass clippings can not only clog storm drains, which can cause localized flooding, but can also cause degradation of water quality of receiving waters.

When mowing lawn adjacent to the roadway direct discharge of lawn mower toward the yard rather than into the street. If this cannot be avoided, please remove the grass clippings from the street immediately. Cost for cleanup of a violation, minimum $50, may be issued to the property owner if compliance is not met.

For more information, contact the Department of Public Works, 640 S. Center St., Beaver Dam, call 920-887-4635 or visit

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