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Teaching people about storm water drainage and the impact of litter and dumping on the health and quality of our water is key to pollution prevention.  

The Storm Water Department has an active Storm Drain Marker Program, participates in community educational and clean-up events, makes presentations at schools, and provides a variety of informational materials, including brochures, public service announcements, door hangers, training videos and newsletters.

There are over 18,300 storm water drainage inlets in our community. City crews cannot inspect all of them in one year. Often, such things as trash, grass clippings, plastic bags, and hazardous wastes are dumped carelessly into storm water drainage inlets. This causes not only pollution but may result in clogging storm water drainage lines and could eventually lead to street flooding.