Did you know that every city street is like waterfront property? It’s true. Just take a walk down your street. Before long, you will come to a storm drain. Any water that runs down this drain flows directly into our local waterways. It does not pass through the sanitary sewer system, and it does not receive any kind of treatment. This means that whatever we put down these storm drains winds up in the lakes and rivers where we go fishing, swimming, boating, and camping.
People who would never dream of polluting a lake or river might pour antifreeze, fertilizer, paint, or used motor oil, or toss pet waste, cigarette butts, or litter down storm drains and not realize they are polluting waterways. Storm drain marking is a simple way to prevent this kind of pollution in your neighborhood. You can let your neighbors know that anything dumped in the street will end up in our waterways by marking the drains with the message “NO DUMPING - DRAINS TO RIVER".