Ghostbusters! JK. Sadly, water pollution and illegal dumping still happens even in 2022. It can be as small as someone throwing a dog poop bag into a storm drain during a walk and as big as someone dumping a large amount of chemicals into a creek or ditch. Some folks don't know that storm drains lead directly to our creeks and rivers, or they just don't care or expect consequences. However, you can help by reporting illegal dumping or water pollution! This alerts the local authorities and municipalities to take action and clean it up or issue fines when necessary.
Do you know what to do or who to call if you come across someone dumping something into a storm drain of find something leaking into a waterway? Who you call will depend on where it is or what it is. We'll break it down for you. Check out these resources below for reporting water pollution and environmental crimes.