Keep Your Storm Drain Clean

Tidy up to prevent street flooding and stream pollution.
Tidy up to prevent street flooding and stream pollution.

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Mulch the leaves with the lawnmower into the grass. It helps the lawn and stops the leaves from stopping up the storm drain. Wash your car in the car wash or on the lawn.

I believe that it should be illegal to blow lawn debris (grass clippings, dirt, leaves,etc) into the street. All of the debris finds its way into the storm drains and into the bay. Lawn companies and home owners should be compelled by law to bag or transport those materials to the recycling facility. I also believe that when leaves are placed curbside for pick up by county trucks that they should not be allowed to be put in the street where they wash down into the storm drains clogging them and sending debris to the bay. There should be a fine if you put your leaves in the street.

Thanks for posting your thoughts!

I am happy to have found this information about how to keep a storm drain clean. It is good to know that keeping lids on trash cans and recycling bins can help a lot. This would prevent the wind from blowing unwanted items down the drain. Something else to consider would be to seek professional help if the drain gets blocked or needs to be maintained.

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