Storm drain marking program
Storm drains on your street have yellow fish painted beside them.
The yellow fish are there to remind us that storm drains on our roadways empty directly into local streams. We need to keep harmful things out of the the storm drains. Storm drain marking is a conservation and education project developed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Storm drains are not part of the sanitary sewer system.
The fish are often painted by local residents and children who care about your local streams. Then brochures are handed out door-to-door in the community to explain the program. You can help, too!
- Dispose of household hazardous wastes correctly. Everything that empties into a storm drain eventually ends up in fish and wildlife habitat.
- Empty pool and hot tub water slowly into the ground.
- Recycle products when possible.
For information on storm drain marking in your neighbourhood, contact your local Community Advisor or Education Coordinator.
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