The City of Austin storm drain marking program is a hands-on project for volunteers who are interested in educating the public about pollution prevention.
To help prevent dumping in storm drains, volunteers place markers on the drains as a visual reminder that the storm drains run directly to our creeks. Volunteers can also distribute door hangers in the area to remind citizens that rain washes garden chemicals, pet waste, motor oil, and other pollutants from our yards, driveways, sidewalks, and all areas of land into our waterways.
Participants must be available to come to our office between Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 4:45pm for both a short, pre-activity training (by appointment) and to return the supplies upon completion. Participants have up to one month to mark storm drains when it is convenient to their schedule!
For storm drain inquiries not related to volunteering, please call 311.