Storm Drain Awareness

WEB_storm drain_canStorm drains are designed to manage excess roadway water due to heavy rains. Everything that is swept or poured into a storm drain inlet will eventually end up in our local water supply.

Water that enters a storm drain goes directly into our creeks, streams and ocean with no treatment. Storms drains are different than sewers; they are not connected to a treatment plant. The affects of disposing of hazardous waste in a storm drain can be extremely harmful.


Even if you live miles away from a river or stream, you may be polluting the water without even knowing it. Anything that enters a storm water system is discharged untreated into the water bodies we use for swimming, fishing and drinking water. Practice healthy household habits and keep common pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings and automotive fluids off the ground and out of storm water. Adopt these healthy household  habits and help protect lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands and coastal waters.

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful provides educational materials and messaging regarding storm drain usage – encouraging the proper use of storm drains and discouraging the depositing of any materials or liquids into the drains themselves.