Debris and Litter Control

Regular removal of debris and litter can be expected to help in the following areas:

  • reduce the chance of clogging in outlet structures and trash racks;

  • prevent damage to vegetated areas;

  • reduce mosquito breeding habitats;

  • maintain facility appearance; and,

  • reduce conditions for excessive algae growth.

Special attention should be given to the removal of floating debris which can clog inlet and outlet devices. If trash or dumping is particularly problematic, outreach to the local community can help.

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