CITY OF MOUNDSVILLE
IF YOU NOTICE:
1). Problems with catch basins, curb box, located along the streets and alleys, that are in need of repair.
2). Illegal Dumping. Someone that is dumping any substance down a catch basin or curb drain along the streets, ditch or stream. Remember “Only rain down the drain”
3). An illicit discharge. Water leaving a Stormwater outlet pipe during dry weather. This may indicate that a building is connected to an incorrect pipe.
4). Street flooding.
5). General questions on Stormwater or the City of Moundsville Stormwater Program.
“Never dump anything or dispose of grass clippings down a storm drain or drainage ditch. Storm drains and ditches lead to our local streams and the Ohio River”
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Riparian buffers are strips of land on stream edges taken care of in permanent vegetation which helps reduce runoff to streams.
Plant roots hold the bank, slow and absorb excess water, protecting your property from erosion.
Trees provide shade for the water, keeping temperatures low and helping fish such as trout.
Close vegetation also filters pollutants before they reach the stream.
It is natural for streams to move.
Curves in the stream naturally make the water slower, which lowers the potential for erosion.
A straightened channel is most likely to cause erosion and flooding downstream.