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Waukesha County asking for help to keep storm drains clean

Posted at 1:39 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 14:39:13-04

WAUKESHA COUNTY — Water is precious. Our bodies are primarily water. The Earth is majority water too. That's why Waukesha County is asking its residents to "Adopt-A-Drain" to keep storm drains clear of debris and our waters free of pollutants.

Debris like leaves, soil, fertilizer, and pet waste can easily end up in drains if not watched. If any of those things (or more) end up in the drain they go into our lakes and streams. That can potentially kill fish, contaminate waters, and increase
algae growth.

The cost of fixing these issues can really add up too.

Waukesha County hopes that with the "Adopt-A-Drain" campaign they can cut down on pollution, prevent flooding, and save money.

Residents who choose to take care of a drain near them will be given a short online training, along with a safety vest, and storm drain marker.

The initiative will officially kick-off on World Conservation Day, July 28.

For more information about "Adopt-A-Drain," click here.

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