Storm Drains


The Storm Drain Marking Program involves gluing markers to storm drains to warn people of the consequences of dumping unwanted materials such as grass clippings into the drains. Volunteers also help distribute door hangers to homes in the project area.

The project areas are broken into sections requiring approximately one to two hours of work. The city provides instructions and all materials including safety vests. The projects are best accomplished with a group of at least four people. Groups with children are welcome but the recommended minimum age is eight years old. Groups can set their own schedule with this activity and return materials to the city when the project is completed.

To volunteer or to learn more about this project, contact the Engineering Department at 651-714-3593.

Adopt a Drain

Volunteer fifteen minutes, twice a month, for cleaner waterways and healthier communities. Storm drains flow directly to local lakes, rivers, and wetlands, acting as a conduit for trash and organic pollutants. Adopt-a-Drain asks residents to adopt a storm drain in their neighborhood and keep it clear of leaves, trash, and other debris to reduce water pollution.

Learn more and sign up at the Adopt-a-Drain website.