Doing Your Part
Storm Drain Marking
This is a great volunteer project, especially for organizations!
We’ll provide everything you need to educate neighbors about stormwater and its impact on our watersheds.
Only rain should go in storm drains. Drains lead to streams and rivers.
During storms, hard surfaces (like roofs and pavement) can collect water and create runoff.
Clogged inlets prevent runoff from entering sewers. Streets and sidewalks can flood.
Philadelphia uses green infrastructure (like green roofs and permeable pavement) to prevent pollution from stormwater runoff.
Keep your property’s sewer connections healthy. Dispose of cooking grease properly in the trash or recycle it.
Never wash grease down your drain! Grease accumulates, and can lead to costly damages to sewers and your property’s plumbing.
Our crews maintain thousands of storm drains across the city!
Help us take care of storm drains!