Adopt a drain

Are you looking for an easy way to protect your neighborhood’s natural water? Since 2017 the City has partnered with the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District and the Center for Global and Environmental Education at Hamline University to bring the adopt-a-storm drain program to Bloomington.

At the end of 2019, 295 Bloomington residents had adopted 518 storm drains and removed of 14,000 pounds of debris from storm drains.  Residents who adopt a storm drain are asked to report debris removal once in the fall and spring online or by returning a postcard. 

As a thank you, those who sign up will receive a yard sign to show they are protecting our waters. Visit to sign up or for more information.