Water that washes off your property into the storm drain doesn’t go to a treatment plant — it goes straight into our streams. Storm drains can become clogged with leaves, tree branches and trash. Clogged storm drains can lead to flooding in your streets, your yard and possibly your basement! Storm drains can also transport pollution like fertilizers, pesticides, pet waste and car wash soaps into our local streams and eventually into the Willamette River. Help keep people, fish, birds and wildlife healthy by keeping pollution out of our storm drains and rivers!
You can do a lot to keep our waterways clean:
More stormwater information can be found here.