Fall is here and that inevitably means leaves will pile up on yards and streets.
As a result, the District of Sooke is urging its residents to ensure local catch basins — storm drains or sewer grates — are free and clear of any debris, especially leaves.
“We are asking for resident support to prevent water pooling,” the municipality said in a news release on its website. “Residents who are able to are asked to please clear their local catch basins of leaves and debris to allow water to drain from the roads.”
The district is also asking residents to check culverts under driveways to ensure they are not blocked.
After months of dry weather, the Greater Victoria region has seen heavy rain in recent days. and more is on the way.
Environment Canada says anywhere from 30 to 70 mm of rainfall is expected between Thursday afternoon and Friday due to an atmospheric river.