Grass Clippings

(Photo courtesy of the city of St. Peter)

The city of St. Peter reminded residents that it's against the law (both state and local) to mow grass clippings into the street.

According to St. Peter Public Works, when clippings end up in the street, they become a source of phosphorus pollution that washes into the city's storm drains and eventually into the river. One bushel of grass clippings contains enough phosphorus to grow 30 to 50 pounds of algae.

Information from the city of St. Peter Hot Sheet newsletter.

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