Storm Drains – More Important To Your Water Quality Than You Might Think!

Let’s talk about storm drains.  Perhaps not the most exciting of topics, but storm drains are incredibly important to the quality of your water!  Unlike the water that goes down your drain to the sewer, water that flows into storm drains is not treated and filtered for pollutants.

So what can you do to protect this water?  One way is to get a group of volunteers together to stencil your storm drains so they aren’t used for dumping. Volunteer groups can conduct marking projects in cooperation with the municipality.  In such an arrangement, volunteer groups provide the labor and the municipality provides supplies, safety equipment, and a map or directions to the drains to be marked. Using volunteers lowers costs and increases public awareness of storm water pollutants and their path to water bodies.

For more information on how to get started with your storm drain stenciling project, email

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