Storm Drain Stenciling
What’s with all of the signs and why are they in the gutters?
Stenciling, or labeling, a message next to storm drains can be a quick and easy way to let people know where water in storm drains goes to.
Many people assume that everything will go to a wastewater treatment plant, and don’t realize that it might go directly to a local water body!
In addition, it can provide a valuable opportunity to raise awareness for other water quality issues. Many groups that undertake stenciling projects make sure to incorporate volunteers in the effort and plan an awareness/PR campaign.
On October 10th, 2015-- USU Water Quality Extension teamed up with USU students to complete a stenciling service project and raise awareness about water quality issues. For more information on what was done—and why— follow one of these links:
1.) Herald Journal
2.) USU Today
3.) Utah Statesman
To see more photos of the service project please visit this link.