Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Storm drains are NOT trash cans! Yet, typical items placed in storm drains include antifreeze, motor oil, paint, plastics and yard waste. When these items wash down a storm drain, they don’t just disappear, but instead pollute waterways. The pollution travels from the storm drain directly to local creeks, then to streams and rivers, and eventually to the Chesapeake Bay.
You can help maintain the health of our region’s waterways by spreading the word about the misuse of storm drains. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) provides residents and community organizations with free, bright blue signs for neighborhood storm drain inlets. They say, in English and Spanish, “No Dumping -- Drains To Your Creek!” The latest version has a new design now used by all jurisdictions in the Washington D.C. area.
To get your free kit with up to 25 signs, call 240-777-7155 or visit the County’s website
POSTED AT: 11:23:00 AM