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Only rain in the storm drain


Last updated 3/1/2007 at Noon

Mission Resource Conservation District (MRCD) reminds residents that now that the rainy season is here, it is time to remember the consequences of water runoff. Most people are unaware that storm drains are not connected to sewer systems and treatment plants, and as a result, all contaminants in our streets and gutters end up in our creeks, rivers and oceans. The storm drain system is designed only as a deterrent to flooding, not as a filtering or disposal process.

Everyone can help keep the water clean by following the following basic rules:

• Sweep or rake. Do not use a hose to wash o...

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