Keep Your Storm Drain Clean
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- Last Updated: May 16, 2017 May 16, 2017
Whatever you keep out of the storm drain, you keep out of our streams.
Water that washes off your property into the storm drain — runoff — doesn’t go to a treatment plant — it goes straight into our streams. Storm drains can become clogged with excess leaves, tree branches and trash, which can lead to storm drain back-ups that flood streets, your yard and possibly your basement! Storm drains can also transport fertilizers, pesticides, and car wash soaps into our local streams and eventually into the Willamette River, which is home to fish, birds and wildlife that depend on clean water sources to survive just as people do.
You can do a lot to keep our waterways clean. Hover over the graphic below to see some simple steps to keep your storm drain and your waterways clean: