Canton Had To Spend Over $8K Clearing Dog Waste From City Drains

CANTON (WBZ-AM) -- Last month's flooding on Dedham Street led to a disgusting discovery in the drainage system in the area.

"Some of the catch basins and some of the drain pipes leading from the catch basins were clogged with plastic bags of dog waste," Canton DPW Director Mike Trotta told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz.

More than 3,600 feet of pipe was jammed--that's about 2/3 of a mile of plastic bags--and it cost the town more than $8,000 to clear it out.

"We had to get a special piece of equipment, a vactor truck that we don't own, and we had three or four guys working there for two or three days," he said.

Although there's no bylaw against it, Trotta is now urging residents not to use the storm drains as dumps.

"It's good that they wanna keep the neighborhood clean, I understand that, but they shouldn't be throwing stuff down the drain. It's not a waste basket," he said. "It just doesn't help the environment by doing that."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz reports

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