Stormwater Pollution Prevention

STORM DRAIN LABELING & POLLUTION PREVENTION

We work with the City of Omaha’s Stormwater Program to educate the public about how to prevent stormwater pollution. Unfortunately, there are several ways that people accidentally or intentionally pollute our waterways, including illegal dumping of liquids down storm drains. In light of this, we coordinate volunteers to clean up debris/litter around storm inlets and place “no dumping” discs on the storm drains. We also distribute educational door hangers (see below) to residents living near the marked storm drains about ways to prevent water pollution.

If your volunteer group is interested in helping place "no dumping" discs and/or educating area residents about how to prevent water pollution, please complete our online volunteer form or call us at 402.444.7774.

For more information about how to prevent water pollution and manage stormwater, check out the City of Omaha’s Stormwater Program site.

Stormwater Resources
  • This door hanger serves as a supplemental educational piece of our stormwater pollution prevention program. Volunteers, in conjunction with cleaning and labeling storm drains, distribute these door hangers to area residents. The goal is for residents to make the connection to the labeled storm drains in their area, and to empower them to make conscious decisions to prevent stormwater pollution in their neighborhood.

  • Storm drain labeling entails following a map of a neighborhood to find the storm drains, and labeling them with a "no dumping - leads to waterways" decal. At this time, volunteers can also clean the storm drains of existing litter and debris. For more information, read the detailed instructions in the corresponding document.

A Keep Omaha Beautiful staff member explains to volunteers how stormwater is untreated when it enters our waterways. Consequently, litter and illegal dumping in storm drains pollute our streams/rivers and negatively impact aquatic ecosystems.

Thank you to RBC Wealth Management for supporting us as a matching sponsor for Omaha Gives in 2016 and 2017!

 

 

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