What's the big deal about Storm Drains?
Storm drains in our streets play an important role in our city. They keep roads safe by draining rain water and preventing urban flooding.
Many people do not know that most of our storm drains are connected directly to a waterway. This means that everything dropping on the road can pollute our rivers and streams.
Ordinary things, including soil, trash, oil, grass clippings, chemicals, and animal waste all impair the water and make it difficult for fish and other aquatic wildlife to live or even breathe. Some pollutants, such as animal waste and oil can be a health hazard to people as well.