By Maria Bargellini of Dallas Curb Appeal Inc.
Have a creek in your back yard or in your community? Ever wonder where all the water comes from? Well here’s some useful information. Everything that goes into our storm drains ends up in our creeks, rivers, and lakes. Unfortunately most people don’t realize that dumping things in to the drain inlets pollute our rivers.
So that soapy water from washing the car, grass clippings, the excess fertilizer on lawns, and the random garbage that blows into the inlets all end up hurting the environment and all of us is the process. In an effort to prevent this from happening, the city of Dallas has a volunteer program to place markers on drains that let people know that there’s is NO Dumping allowed in the drain inlets.