STORM WATER INLET MARKING (SWIM) PROGRAM
What Is It?: This program’s goal is to mark every storm drain in Harris County in order to prevent pollution from entering our local waterways.
Help Needed: Affix special markers to neighborhood drains that say “No Dumping, Flows to Galveston Bay.” These remind residents to keep pollutants and trash out of the drains. More than 41,000 markers have been placed so far.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: None
PLACE DRAIN MARKERS IN LOCAL NEIGHBORHOODS
Volunteers are needed to install markers to neighborhood storm drains that state ‘No Dumping, Flows to Galveston Bay’ to remind citizens “not to dump pollutants into storm sewers or contribute to ordinary storm water runoff by littering, over-fertilizing, or sweeping yard debris into the street.” More than 41,000 markers have been placed so far.
Volunteers receive markers and adhesive, and may borrow scrub brushes, gloves, and safety vests / flags /cones.
West University Boy Scout Troop 266 marked 50 storm water inlets in 2019