Learn more about why it is important to protect surface water and what you can do!
Adopt a drain!
After choosing your storm drain or drains, keep your drains clear of debris and litter between October and March in order to prevent local flooding and improve water quality in our region.
To learn more, visit the Adopt-A-Drain page.
Limit your water use. Leave more surface water for salmon.
Limit electric consumption.
Reduce use of cleaning chemicals outside.
Take care when living near water.
Install a rain garden.
Use natural yard care.
Pick up pet waste and throw it away.
Use a commercial car wash.
Open dumpsters let rain wash pollutants through drain holes and into storm drains.
Keep dumpsters closed to prevent "dumpster soup" from reaching local creeks and lakes.
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