Reminder to Residents on Spring Stormwater Management Practices

As spring comes into full bloom, the City of Tiffin is asking residents to practice good stormwater management practices while working outside. Our crews are hard at work keeping catch basins and storm drains clean in accordance with the City’s Stormwater Management Plan, but the first line of defense in this effort comes from individual residents. Please help us protect our municipal infrastructure, avoid preventable flooding, and safeguard our environment by keeping grass clippings and other yard waste in the lawn and off of impervious surfaces like streets and sidewalks.

Also, please remember to properly dispose of hazardous materials. At a time when many of us tackle our spring cleaning, remember that materials like oils, paints, pesticides, expired medications, and old mercury thermometers can be disposed of through the OSS Joint Solid Waste Management District’s coordinated recycling events. Visit for scheduling information and the full list of types of materials accepted.

Finally, always remember to contact us if you detect anything out of the ordinary draining into our storm drains or waterways throughout town. Any illicit discharges should be reported to the Public Works Department (419-448-5430, Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or after hours to the Police Department Dispatch Office (419-447-2323). Thank you!

Brandon W. Burner, P.E., PMP

Public Works Superintendent