Storm Drain Marking Toolkit
Dumping of waste down storm drains is discouraged because these outlets drain directly to surface and ground water. When pollutants such as motor oil, antifreeze, and fertilizer are poured down the storm drain, they end up polluting our rivers, lakes, streams, and ground water. Communities can help prevent this pollution by alerting citizens to the environmental dangers of pouring hazardous materials down storm drains and encouraging them to properly dispose of these materials.
The storm drain marking toolkit is a set of materials designed to assist cities and counties in planning and implementing a community event to mark storm drains. The purpose of the program is to provide a visible way to advise citizens not to dump waste down storm drains.
The toolkit was developed by the Idaho Departments of Environmental Quality and Fish and Game with assistance from the city of Boise. It consists of various informational materials such as instructions on how to plan and implement a storm drain marking program, items to publicize a marking event, and safety tips. The materials can be used separately or together, and can be personalized to your community.
Download the following informational materials to learn how to implement a storm drain marking program in your community:
- Introduction to Community Leadership
- Safety Tips and Instructions
- How-To Instructions
- Group Project Information
- Marking Materials List
- News Release Example
- News Release Template
- Project Results
- Sponsor Agreement
- Volunteer List
- Certificate of Appreciation
- Door Hanger
DEQ staff are available in the agency's state office in Boise and regional offices throughout the state to assist your community in implementing this program. DEQ may also be able to provide drain markers for storm drains in your community.