Help prevent flooding and protect Shoreline water quality - Adopt A Drain

Friday, October 6, 2017

Shoreline storm drain
Photo by Dorrena Ortega
Leaves, pine needles, trash, and snow accumulate on top of storm drains, blocking rainwater from entering, and sometimes causing large puddles to form in our neighborhoods.

City crews sweep streets to keep drains clear, but could use your help!

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

It is also a great way for students to fulfill volunteer requirements.

City maintenance crews cannot keep up with all the drains
Photo courtesy City of Shoreline
By joining the Adopt-A-Drain Program, you help:
  • Prevent localized flooding in your neighborhood.
  • Improve traffic flow and maintain pedestrian access, especially for children and the elderly.
  • Protect fish and other wildlife by keeping pollutants from entering streams, lakes, and Puget Sound.

To learn more about the program, or to sign-up, see the website or call Surface Water Utility at 206-801-2450.


Anonymous,  October 6, 2017 at 11:37 AM  

Any chance Shoreline will remind my neighbors that they aren't supposed to sweep/rake/blow leaves from their yards into the street?

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