The heavy snowfall
and plowing from this winter have left a lot of dirt and gravel in Town of
Chesterton roadways and curbs.
Please donít sweep
that grit into storm drains.
Utility is reminding residents and businesses to use the trash can and not
storm drains to dispose of debris, dirt, and gravel swept from curbs,
driveways, sidewalks, and parking lots.
should never be swept into storm drains or ditches as it usually contains
pollutants like oil and grease, metals, sediment, solvents, and automobile
fluids, as well as residual road salt.
Please sweep these
materials into a trash bag, trash can, or dumpster.
Department will begin its annual street-sweeping program this spring, so
expect to see the slow-moving street sweeper plying the curbs in the next