City of Jeannette

Municipal Authority

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION TO STORMWATER POLLUTION

The City of Jeannette Municipal Authority will be in your area in the near future. City of Jeannette Municipal Authority employees along with community volunteers will be placing logos, like the one at the left, on catch basins and curbs throughout the City. These markers are your reminder to help stop pollution.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

Every time it rains, gallons and gallons of polluted runoff flow into the nearest pond, creek, or river. Polluted runoff may include motor oil, yard clippings, dirt, fertilizers, pesticides and other toxins. The pollutants come from yards, driveways, and gutters, or are sometimes dumped directly into the storm drains by neighbors who don't know better. All of this pollution ends up in our ponds, creeks, and rivers. These pollutants degrade water quality and are harmful to wildlife and us.

HOW CAN I HELP?

The storm drain inlets on your street have been marked with a colorful marker, like the one on the front of this door hanger, which carries a pollution prevention message. Go take a look! Volunteers from your community and staff members of the City of Jeannette Municipal Authority have taken the time to install the markers and distribute this message. You can help too!

* Volunteer to help with curb marking.

* Use fertilizer and pesticides sparingly.

* Keep grass clippings, trash, and dirt off the streets and out of the gutter.

* Spread the word about protecting our water from polluted runoff.

* Report illegal dumping in storm drains.

Questions about stormwater runoff, storm drain markers, or to report pollution?

Call:
City of Jeannette Municipal Authority
724-527-4022

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