Help protect streams and lakes by educating the community about their connection to streams and lakes! Volunteers with the Storm Drain Marking Program glue decals onto storm drains that say, “This Drain Is Only for Rain. Do Not Dump – Drains to Creek”. Help us reach our goal - mark every storm drain in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County!
According to a 2015 Charlotte-Mecklenburg public opinion survey, approximately 36% of respondents think stormwater is treated and cleaned before it reaches a stream or lake. The truth is that stormwater and stormwater pollution throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County drains directly to streams and lakes. The cleaner we keep stormwater, the cleaner our streams and lakes will be.
We hope that Storm Drain Marking will help prevent dumping of pollution into storm drains and inspire people to prevent stormwater pollution that drains into them.
Volunteering for the Storm Drain Marking Program can be as small or as large a project as you like. You can mark a few storm drains by yourself or you can recruit a group of people to mark a bunch of storm drains on several streets.
To learn more about what you will be doing when marking storm drains, check out our short video.