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PLEASE CALL

(304) 845-4360,

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”














SO YOU HAVE A

STREAM IN

YOUR

BACKYARD…



HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...


MOUNDSVILLE

SANITARY/

STORMWATER

UTILITY BOARD


P.O. BOX 480

MOUNDSVILLE, WV

26041


(304) 845-4360



ALWAYS REMEMBER:

STREAMS

HAVE NEEDS TOO

 


Riparian Buffers

 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.






Meandering

 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.


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