Only Rain Down The Drain

The daily activities of all of us has the potential to affect water quality if we don’t make good choices.

Abilene’s storm drains are connected directly to our creeks. Anything that ends up on your driveway, washes off your roof or sidewalk will eventually be carried by rain water to a creek in your vicinity. Imagine changing your oil in the middle of Catclaw Creek or rinsing out your paint brush in Elm Creek. The same thing happens when you wash anything on a paved surface into the curb & gutter system where it travels to the nearby creek.

Please think of your activities as they relate to:

  • vehicle maintenance and washing
  • yard maintenance
  • reporting spills
  • storage of materials outside
  • construction sites

Be sure not to allow anything but rain water to enter our storm drainage system.