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Storm Drain Markings

Marker Single Fish Close-upA consortium of regional stormwater management districts is collaborating with the Puget Sound Partnership to launch a multi-media campaign.  The campaign will be designed to educate people about what they can do to reduce their personal contribution to Puget Sound pollution.  The campaign is designed to educate people about what they can do to reduce their personal contribution to Puget Sound pollution.  The campaign is being branded ‘Puget Sound Starts Here’. The City of Renton is participating in this campaign by marking storm drains with the message "Puget Sound Starts Here – Only Rain Down the Drain".  Funding for the storm drain markers was provided by a WA Department of Ecology grant.

What is Storm Drain Marking?

Storm drain markers are a visual reminder that the drains connect directly to streams and that dumping paint, motor oil, trash and other items can have a negative affect on water quality in our city and the communities downstream from us.

Installed Marker

How Can I Help Get the Message Out?

Volunteer groups are needed to help get the message out by installing markers on curbs next to storm drains.  The markers will read, ‘Only Rain Down the Drain’.  They will also include the, ‘Puget Sound Starts Here’, logo.

The City of Renton’s Surface Water Utility is taking action to get the message out that we each need to do our share to keep the natural waters in the Puget Sound region clean.   All the audience research that various jurisdictions have done indicates that people don’t know that the slotted storm drains in streets lead to a creek, a river, or Puget Sound.  Or they know where the water ultimately goes, but believe the water first goes to a treatment plant.

Contact us today to find out how you can volunteer to get the message out.  Email Kristina Lowthian or phone at 425-430-7249.