Adopt a storm drain this fall

In autumn, leaves are everywhere, and they can clog storm drains. Did you know that the leaves and other debris that make their way into storm drains don’t go to the wastewater treatment plant? They flow directly to local watersheds. Anything other than rainwater going through storm drains can potentially degrade waterbodies. The algae that feeds on leaves can turn lakes, ponds and wetlands green.

You can help by adopting a storm drain. It’s easy to sign up for the free program. Adopting a storm drain also makes a nice family activity. It only takes a commitment of a few minutes, a few times a year, to clean out a storm drain, and the effort makes a difference in your community. Visit adopt-a-drain.org to sign up or for more information.