What is Adopt-A-Storm-Inlet?
The Stormwater Task Force is asking residents to participate in “Adopt-A-Storm-Inlet”. We are asking residents who have a street storm inlet (catch basin) in front of their home to ensure they are cleaned off and unobstructed. Residents will be asked to do three simple things:
- Remove Debris from Grates: The grates of an inlet can become clogged with debris, leaves and grass clippings. Regularly inspect the grate and remove debris. This will eliminate localized street flooding.
- Ensure Regular Cleaning/Maintenance: The area under the grate should be cleaned out periodically especially if debris becomes lodged in the inlet. Cleaning inside the inlet should be performed by City workers.
- Storm Inlet Marking: Place a marker with a storm water logo and the message that says “NO DUMPING – DRAINS TO WATERWAYS” near the storm inlet (catch basin). This marker will notify other residents that nothing but storm water should enter the inlet.
Participating Storm Water Task Force Cities: