Edmond's storm sewers are designed to capture and carry rainfall runoff to nearby waterways. Unfortunately, many pollutants such as oil, antifreeze, and paint are dumped into our storm sewers. Rainwater flowing through the storm sewers picks up these pollutants (untreated) and carries them into our creeks and ponds.
Many of these creeks eventually lead to Arcadia Lake, which is a source of drinking water for Edmond residents. The cost to treat the water and remove the pollutants could increase as the pollutants increase.
Neighborhood Storm Drain Marking
To help reduce urban stormwater pollution, we encourage volunteers to participate in marking neighborhood storm drains. A storm drain marking project is a great way to spread the word throughout Edmond to take action to prevent water pollution. You and your neighbors can help make a difference by placing a storm drain marker with the simple message "No Dumping - Drains to Creek" on storm sewer inlets, as shown in the image below. These markers serve as a visual reminder to your neighbors that anything dumped in the storm drain has the potential to contaminate Edmond's waterways.
Get Involved! You supply the volunteers and Stormwater Quality staff will supply the rest. Past participants include church groups, boy scout troops, high school environmental clubs, as well as interested residents. If you would like to volunteer, please call (405) 359-4763 for more information.