Crystal Lake Reacts to Flooding

Yesterday Crystal Lake Announced that sandbags would be available at the Dole Mansion near the Main Beach.

Crystal Creek stream bed is to the right of this photo. The rest of the water is in its flood plain. That is flooding both the Lakewood and Crystal Lake side of Broadway.

It followed up by digging a trench from the floodplain of Crystal Creek to the Creek in an attempt to drain water from the Crystal Lake side of Broadway.

Now it has issued this information concerning brush and trash collection:

Storm-Related Brush Pick up and Refuse Collection

Storm-Related Brush Pick Up:

The recent storms have resulted in storm damage to trees throughout the City. The City’s Public Works Department will be collecting storm related brush starting Thursday July 27. Please have your storm related brush debris at the curb before 7:00 am on Thursday July 27. Due to the extent of the storm damage, we are requesting resident’s cooperation in limiting the brush and limbs to recent storm damage only. The brush must be under 6 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter.

The Public Works Department is also adding an additional brush drop off day this Saturday, July 29 from 8:00 to 1:0 0 at the Waste Water Treatment Facility located on 445 Dartmoor Drive (corner of Dartmoor Drive and Coventry Lane).

Special Storm Refuse Collection:

The City of Crystal Lake has arranged a special refuse collection pickup to assist residents as they dispose of flood-damaged items. The special collection will occur on Saturday, July 29th. Residents are asked to have flood damaged refuse items at their curb by 7 AM on Saturday. The Saturday collection will focus on City neighborhoods that have been particularly hard hit by recent flooding. There is no additional cost to the residents for this collection.

In light of sporadic flood damage throughout the rest of the City, MDC will be collecting additional bulk items at no cost to the residents on their regular collection day during the week of July 31st, along with those refuse and recycling items that are typically collected.

The following items will be collected, at no cost to t he residents:

  • Construction and Demolition Debris
  • Drywall
  • Furniture
  • Carpet (must be cut to 4’ lengths)
  • Mattresses

Household Garbage and Rubbish

  • Normal household trash that is typically collected on a resident’s regular pickup day.

As much as possible, MDC requests that the items be centralized on the curb and placed in containers or bundles. This will speed the collection. MDC will be making one trip through each impacted street, so residents are encouraged to have items placed on the curb by 7 AM on Saturday, July 29th, or on their regularly scheduled collection day.

The following items will not be collected during this special collection time. Residents must contact MDC Environmental at 815-568-7274, or, to obtain a special collection of the following items, for a fee:

  • Large Appliances and White Goods (i.e. r efrigerators, freezers, water heaters and washers/dryers)
  • Electronics (i.e., TV and computers)
  • Household hazardous waste (i.e. cleaning supplies, paints and batteries)

Residents with questions or concerns can contact the City at 815-459-2020, extension 3687.

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