Storm Drain Inlet Marking
The City of Georgetown is working to increase awareness of ways to prevent pollutants from entering our waterways. Stormwater runoff picks up pollutants as it flows over streets, yards, driveways and parking lots. On its way to a storm drain inlet, it can pick up pollutants such as grass clippings, oil, pet wastes, litter, fertilizers and pesticides. This can impact water quality, which can be harmful to plants and wildlife in our streams and rivers. The pollutants can also cause drains to become clogged, increasing the chance of flooding near the inlet.
The City of Georgetown’s Stormwater department has a volunteer storm drain inlet marking program in which volunteers place markers on individual inlets to educate the public that stormwater runoff drains to waterways and not treatment facilities. This reinforces the idea of “only rain down the drain”. If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please contact Tiffany Spicer, Stormwater Management Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.