Why Pollutants in Storm Drains Affect Everyone

Pollutants in Storm Drain Inlets

Dumping oil, grease, and other pollutants in storm drain inlets affects everyone in one of the following ways:

  • Cleaning up the illegal dumping can cost the City (You!) as much as $850 per inlet.
  • Oil, grease, and trash cause the drains to plug and result in local flooding of your street.
  • Pollutants discharged from the drainage system contaminate your canals, lakes, and groundwater.
  • Illegal dumpers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law when caught. There is no “warning notice!”

Report Illegal Dumping

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