Stormwater Inlets / Basins

Things That Everyone Should Know
From the initial rush of water from the rainstorm, most of the debris and pollutants that have settled on the ground, and in the storm-water inlets and under-drains since the last storm, will be jarred loose and carried into our streams. This process will significantly add to our water quality problems.

Items That Should Never Be Dumped
A list of items that should never be dumped down storm-water inlets are:
  • Motor oil
  • Pet waste
  • Grass trimmings
  • Leaves and yard debris
  • Pine needles
  • Shrubbery trimmings
  • Sand and soil
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Household hazardous waste (HHW)
If you stop and think... anything that enters the storm-water inlets, exits into our water ways, tributaries, streams, ponds, lakes, bays, etc.