Friday, July 20, 2007

Storm Drains

Hadn't seen one of these before. It is a "manhole" cover located next to a busy street. Not sure if all in the city are like this, but I will keep an eye out.

Nice way to remind people where our storm water goes and what impact it might have if we flush our wastes and litter into the street.

Every little bit helps.

12 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

That says it all. We have them come around with paint with the same message and then finally they glued on name plates with the same message as people used them to dump gallons of paint into. Some people have brains but not in their head. The title for a book.

lv2scpbk said...

Thanks for commenting on my sites. I don't think I've ever seen photos on drains before.

M.Benaut said...

That's a mighty fine message. I guess every thing finds its way to the ocean eventually.

lv2scpbk said...

I noticed a magazine at the grocery store tonight that it was either Bend, OR was one of the best places to travel or one of the best places to live. I think it was the later. Just thought you'd be interested. I believe it was a travel magazine. I forget the name, Sorry.

M.Benaut said...

It would have been Adelaide, with Bend OR. in a very close 2nd place !!
Hope that clarifies things a little !!!
Barb, a little travel is called-for.

Hyde DP said...

It is amazing how interesting things like manhole covers can be.

Ame said...

Nice Shot Biker Guy! ;)

We have similar markings on our curb, over the big drains that allow run off that heads towards the bay.

The message is "Don't Dump, Runs To Bay" (and I believe a fish logo is printed next to the message too!)

Have a good one!

I'm missing an awesome HD bike ride today...just the "guys"...but plan for "Ride #2" NEXT weekend!

Take care!
=)

Lavenderlady said...

We need to have these in every city. Good shot.

travelphilippines said...

thats a nice way to prevent waste from locking up the drenage system.

Celine said...

That really is cool... especially with the fish on it. I don't think any of the covers in Stayton say anything like that. Great find.

Kate said...

Great photo with an important message. I have seen school children with a teacher leading the way going through neighborhoods painting the cautionary message on curbs. Perhaps the new generation will save humanity?!

Mme Benaut said...

And of course the fish is a trout, not a dolphin! Brilliant idea. We could use some of those at Glenelg.