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Posted on: February 18, 2014

[ARCHIVED] With Warmer Weather Approaching, City Offers Tips On How To Prevent Flooding

Temperatures are expected to rise during the next several days, and the forecast is calling for rain on Thursday, Feb. 20. These snow melting conditions increase the potential for flooding this week.

The City will be hauling large snow piles away from the downtown and cul-de-sacs. Geneva does not experience flooding on a regular basis, but residents can play a big role in prevention by following these tips:

* Clear the storm sewer drains on your street or near your property if you're physically able to do so.
* Make sure downspouts are free of any ice.
* Make sure your sump pump is ice free and is able to discharge without any restrictions/obstructions.
* Check the battery on your back up sump pump to make sure it is properly charged.

For more information, call the City's Public Works Department at 630-232-1501. You can also report any drainage issues to us online at the link below.

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