Storm Drain Marking

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Our curbside storm drains can be a major channel for pollution. Many people dump oil, paint, trash and other pollutants into these storm drains, unaware that they empty directly into nearby waterways.  

After heavy rains, storm water runs off our streets and parking lots into storm drains, picking up leaves, debris and litter along the way. These substances clog the pipes causing streets to flood. Storm water also collects excess pesticides/fertilizers, pet waste and other substances which can be harmful to aquatic life and residents who recreate in local waters.

How You Can Help?


SD1's Storm Drain Marking Program is a fun, environmental activity for students and service organizations. Using the free storm drain marking kits, groups place an important water pollution message on drains in their community.

All we need is you! Your troop, neighborhood group, school, scout troop, civic/social organization or business can become an environmental partner with SD1. We are looking for volunteers to help educate our communities about storm water pollution. This is a community service project that all ages can find rewarding and fun. All children must be supervised by an adult. 

For more information on SD1's storm drain marking program or to register your group for a marking day, click here to download a brochure with attached sign-up form. If you have any questions, please call the Storm Water Hotline at 859-578-6745 to speak to SD1's Environmental Education Program Manager.

*Note to teachers: Storm drain marking is a great way to integrate social studies with science!

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