From the City of Lafayette:
The long-awaited winter rainy season has begun in earnest. This series of storms is slated to last into next week. Are you prepared?
If you are a Lafayette resident with drainage issues and need to divert water around your home, the City of Lafayette has two fill-them-yourself sandbag stations. The stations are located on Camino Diablo at Loveland Drive (immediately west of the Lafayette Corporation Yard), and Mt. Diablo Boulevard at Village Center (across the street from the Veterans Memorial Center). For more information, visit https://www.lovelafayette.org/city-hall/city-departments/public-works/sandbag-stations.
Also, you can help minimize drainage issues, and even flooding, by raking up leaves and debris in yards and along your property. Remember, please do not blow or rake leaves into the street or into gutters, ditches, tributaries, or creeks. This could actually contribute to flooding.
Lafayette Public Works crews have been busy prior to the onset of this week’s storms cleaning out storm drains and ditches. They will monitor streets and drains throughout the winter. However, if you see an area in Lafayette that needs the attention of the City’s Public Works Department, perhaps due to flooding, a new pothole, or a downed tree limb, please call Lafayette’s Corporation Yard at (925) 934-3908 and a crew will be sent out to tackle the situation.
Stay safe and dry this winter.