Before you begin, here's a bit of background about stormwater.
Most of the storm drains in Bothell empty directly into the nearest creek, stream, river, or wetland - without treatment. So whenever it rains, anything we've left on the ground like vehicle fluids, dirty car wash water, dog poop, and even the stuff we can't see like yard chemicals, travels through our storm drainage system and pollutes our water. This pledge teaches you simple ways you can help protect the water around you.
This is a picture of a storm drain (sometimes called a catch basin). Water flows into it and travels -- untreated -- to our local waterways.
Now...let's get started!