Many people don't realize that what goes down storm drains sometimes does not go to a water treatment plant. Instead, it may flow directly into our stream bypassing treatment. This direct storm sewer link between where we live, work, and play and the stream into which it drains makes everyone in the watershed potential contributors to water pollution.
By labeling storm drains, you can help protect our landscapes and our waterscapes. After training, volunteers may use materials provided by the SWCD to apply labels to storm drains, and hang information encouraging watershed stewardship on doorknobs.
Storm drain labeling may be done by any individual or small group (family, school, social, civic). This program, like the Stream Quality Monitoring program, is designed to help develop sensitivity to and stewardship of our soil and water resources. Currently the Delaware SWCD is labeling storm drains in the City of Powell.