Adopt a drain - prevent winter floods

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Maintenance worker clearing drain
Photo courtesy City of Shoreline
From the City of Shoreline

There are more than 7,000 storm drains in Shoreline. City crews work to keep storm drains clear, but we could use your help! 

During the months of October through March, residents can volunteer to “adopt” a storm drain, and remove leaves and other debris that accumulate on top of drains after storm events.

By joining the Adopt-A-Drain Program you help:

  • Prevent localized flooding in your neighborhood by keeping drains free of debris.
  • Protect fish and other wildlife by keeping pollutants from entering streams, lakes and Puget Sound.

Volunteers will be provided with instructions and tools to care for a storm drain or multiple drains on their street. Volunteers will be asked to monitor and remove debris from the storm drains at least once a week during the storm season. Hours will be tracked by the volunteer and submitted to the City after each clean-up or at the end of December and March. The commitment term is for six months, October through March.

To learn more about the program, or to sign-up, visit the webpage or call Surface Water and Environmental Services at 206-801-2450.


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