Source Water Protection Activity Guide

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Storm Drain Marking

Protection Activity: Best Management Practices

Dumping of waste down storm drains is discouraged because these outlets drain directly to surface and ground water. When pollutants such as motor oil, antifreeze, and fertilizer are poured down the storm drain, they end up polluting our rivers, lakes, streams, and ground water. Communities can help prevent this pollution by alerting citizens to the environmental dangers of pouring hazardous materials down storm drains and encouraging them to properly dispose of these materials.

Resources for this Protection Activity:
  • Storm Drain Marking Toolkit
    The storm drain marking toolkit is a set of materials designed to assist cities and counties in planning and implementing a community event to mark storm drains. The purpose of the program is to provide a visible way to advise citizens not to dump waste down storm drains.

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