Since joining the Lake County Storm Water district in 2012, we have modified the outlet structures of three retention basins within the Parkway Estates development.

These upgrades to our storm water system are designed to help during heavy rain periods.  The basins are now able to hold more water thus reducing the potential for flooding downstream.

The Village Road Department recently conducted a creek rehabilitation and tree removal in the creek behind Safford Street to alleviate flooding in the area during heavy rains.

Safford St creek rehab

The Village Road Department constantly monitors the creeks, ditches and sanitary sewer grates to make sure they are free of debris and flowing properly.

Stormwater Creek 1-25-2018     Stormwater Ditch 1-25-2018     Stormwater Grate 1-25-2018

To dispose of…Grass Clippings

Grass clippings and leaves blown into streets are not only an eyesore and a hazard to cyclists and motorists, but they also damage creeks and lakes, clog storm drains, cause flooding and increase maintenance costs.




Rainwater collected in the street washes grass clippings, leaves and other debris into storm drains and then into neighborhood stormwater conveyance systems.  This material clogs up the drainage system.  Since stormwater is not treated, it flows directly to our creeks and waterways where it decays, using up oxygen and releasing nutrients that feed algal blooms, killing fish and other wildlife.

There are simple ways to maintain attractive landscapes without casting yard waste into the street:

  • Leave grass clippings on the lawn (they are fertilizer).
  • Direct mowers to cast clippings away from pavements where possible.
  • Sweep or blow clippings off of pavements and back onto the lawn.
  • Mix grass clippings with leaves and soil to make compost, a soil conditioner.
  • Properly prepare leaves for curbside pickup.


We appreciate your help keeping Madison Village water resources clean and our storm water system flowing.  If you would like more information, please contact Village Hall at (440) 428-7526.

Did you know that grass clipping are extremely harmful to  the storm drain and lake system?
 Click Here for information on the effects of grass clippings entering the storm drain.

To view the Lake County Storm Water Management Department website, CLICK HERE.

Click Here to view an informational sheet from the Lake County General Health District on KEEPING STREAMS CLEAN.

Click Here to learn how to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease (FOG).

CLICK HERE to read the quarterly Storm Water Management article from Lake County.

FINAL STORM WATER STUDY to view a copy of final study, CLICK HERE.

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