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  • How do I contact a city department?

  • How do I get an item on the agenda for a City Commission meeting?

  • What can cause the tap water to be cloudy or milky?

  • I received a leak detection notice on my door. What does that mean?

  • Will the City clean/inspect my residential sewer line?

  • What is the procedure if the City discovers blockage in my service connection?

  • What is the cause/remedy for sewer odor in my home or business?

  • How can I prevent sewer backflow into my home?

  • What can I do to prevent blow-back into my home when the City is performing sewer line maintenance?

  • Are Bio-Solids available for purchase by members of the public?

  • Who can I call with questions about the sewer charges on my utility bill?

  • How do I obtain a Kansas ID or driver's license?

  • Where do I obtain a marriage license?

  • Where do I pay for my car tags / vehicle registration and/or property taxes?

  • When is spring and/or fall cleanup?

  • I have limbs and/or debris that needs to be hauled off. Will the City dispose of it?

  • How do I apply for a job with the City of Garden City?

  • What are the benefits for the City of Garden City employees?

  • What Fire Code is used by the Fire Department

  • Am I allowed to use my barbecue grill on my apartment/condo balcony or deck?

  • Are portable outdoor fireplaces and chimineas allowed?

  • Do I need a permit to use my portable outdoor fireplace or chiminea?

  • Does the Fire Department do blood pressure checks?

  • Reporting fire hydrant problems?

  • Does the Fire Department fill swimming pools?

  • What should I do with old paint and other household hazardous materials?

  • Where do I get my fire extinguisher(s) serviced?

  • Does the City of Garden City pay for the firefighters' groceries or furnish their meals?

  • How do I report an electrical problem?

  • Who do I call before I dig?

  • How can I inquire about my electric bill?

  • What is runoff?

  • Isn’t stormwater runoff natural and harmless because it only consists of rainwater?

  • Are sewers and storm drains the same thing?

  • What kinds of pollutants are found in the storm drain systems?

  • What solutions exist to solve storm water pollution issues?

  • What is NPDES?

  • Why doesn’t the city build a storm water treatment facility?

  • What is the city doing about illegal dumping into storm drains?

  • What kind of educational programs or informational materials about storm water are available?

  • I have seen markers on the storm drains. What do they mean? How can I get one for an unmarked drain?

  • Is it okay to wash my car on the driveway?

  • Is it okay to wash or sweep leaves, grass, soil, and/or natural elements down the storm drain?

  • Is it okay to wash out paintbrushes and similar items in the gutter?

  • Is it okay to leave pet waste on the ground?

  • Why should I care about what goes down the storm drain?

  • What can I do to make a difference?

  • What happens if I see a neighbor, or know of someone who’s dumping trash, oil, or other harmful items into a gutter or storm drain?

  • How can I get involved?