Details for MADISON AREA MUNICIPAL STORM W - Ad from 2021-10-13

Leaf-free Streets

For Clean Waters

Did you know that leaves left in the street can harm our waters?

When it rains, water runs through street leaves forming a “leaf tea” rich in
phosphorus that drains to our waters through storm sewers.
Phosphorus can fuel toxic algae blooms harmful to animals and humans.
Help protect our waters,
keep streets leaf-free this fall!
It’s easy! Before the rain...
1. Safely remove leaves from the street in front
of your home.
2. Follow your community’s leaf collection
guidelines or recycle leaves on your property.

Sign up for Leaf-free Streets Rain Alerts!

Alerts will be sent (via text or email) 1-2 days before a rain
event reminding you when it’s time to remove street leaves.

Learn more and sign up at