On September 3, 2014

Town of Rutland sponsors Moon Brook storm drain-marking campaign

Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. – RUTLAND TOWN — As part of its campaign to encourage residents to get involved in reducing storm-water pollution, the Town of Rutland is sponsoring an event along Moon Brook installing markers on storm drains. Volunteers also will deliver door hangers to area residents. The event, “No Dumping, Drains to Creek” is Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 6 – 9 p.m. and starts at Rutland Town School on Post Road.

Storm-water runoff occurs when excess water from rain or snowmelt does not soak into the ground. As the runoff flows over land or paved streets and parking lots, it picks up debris, chemicals, sediment or other pollutants along the way. The pollutants can end up downstream in Otter Creek and Lake Champlain and adversely affect water quality and recreational activities. Marking storm drains is one of a number of practical solutions to help keep pollutants out of storm-water.

The Town has also created a new website waterwise-rutlandtownvt.com.

To participate, RSVP to Barbara@rutlandrpc.org.

Rain date is Sept. 17.

For more info, call 802-770-5072.

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