Did you know that storm drains empty directly into nearby lakes and streams? It’s true!
During rain events and snowmelts, leaves, grass, dirt, salt, and trash found on our streets, sidewalks, and lawns are carried to these storm drains and then are deposited promptly into our lakes and streams.
You can help! Sign up to Adopt-a-Drain in your neighborhood. Go to Adopt-a-Drain.org, enter your address and choose a storm drain near you.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, after adopting your drain, keep it clean! Sweep, rake, and pick up debris before it gets into your drain.
We will provide you with a custom sign to post by your drain to let neighbors know you are protecting your water resource.