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Spring Clean Storm Drains

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The catch basins, or storm drains, on the side of the road funnel rainwater to Northern Kentucky’s creeks and rivers. With spring showers on the horizon, it is important to remember that pollutants and debris washed into these basins when it rains are not usually carried to one of SD1’s treatment plants for cleaning, but instead are conveyed to a nearby waterway. Once in our creeks and rivers, chemicals, yard debris, litter and dirt can degrade the quality of the water we rely on for drinking water and recreation. Basins and drains clogged by debris also can lead to storm water flooding that creates safety hazards and costly property damage.

Remember these tips to help protect public health, property and the environment:

For more helpful tips and information about how to prepare for heavy precipitation, click here.

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