Environmental Concerns

No Dumping Storm Drain PlacardIllegal Dumping & Pollution

Stormwater runoff that enters the storm sewer conveys directly into our creeks, streams, and rivers untreated. It is illegal to dump anything into storm sewers and it is vital to keep it as free from pollution as possible.

Other concerns for storm water pollution include trash and household chemicals that are picked up as stormwater conveys from land to stream. Trash concerns include cigarette butts, Styrofoam, plastic bags, bottles, food wrappers, etc. Household Chemicals include motor oils, gasoline or anti-freeze that accumulates on pavements, lawn fertilizers, pesticides, and pet waste.

These pollutants have serious consequences on the environment here and downstream.

Other Environmental issues include: