Keeping Storm Drains Clear of Debris

Anything that makes its way into a storm drain or catch basin goes straight to the nearest waterway with little or no treatment. Hence, the importance of “only rain down the drain!” Storm drains also help move water and prevent flooding. When litter or other debris like leaves build up on a storm drain, flooding can occur.

Here’s where you come in: if you see a storm drain that needs clearing in your neighborhood, grab a wire brush or broom and clear the debris. The stormwater system and your neighbors will thank you!