Storm drain marking program
Do the 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. That’s why we need to keep harmful things out of the storm drains. Storm drains are not part of the sanitary sewer system.
Storm drain marking is a conservation and education project developed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The fish are often painted by local residents and children who care about our local streams. Brochures are then handed out door-to-door in the community to explain the program. You can help, too!
- Dispose of hazardous household wastes correctly. Everything that empties into a storm drain eventually ends up in fish and wildlife habitats.
- 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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