PEORIA, Ariz. (July
13, 2009) – Most people don’t think much about stormwater in the desert, but
stormwater pollution can be a serious problem in dry climates.
Pollutants build up
over time. When it rains, the drainage gathers up those pollutants and carries
them directly, untreated, to local parks, basins, channels and waterways.
To prevent this
pollution from entering your parks or waterways, there are some things you
should do before the monsoons hit:
• Patrol your yard, driveway, sidewalk, curb and gutter.
• Remove litter, leaves, pet waste and debris.
• Absorb oil or chemicals with cat litter or dirt and then sweep it up for
• If you see a blocked storm drain, report it to the city at 623-773-7456 or
Please remember: “Only
Rain in the Storm Drain.”