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My River Starts Here Campaign in April

Throughout the month of April, Richland County Stormwater Management and Columbia Water are celebrating Storm Drain Marking Month with the My River Starts Here campaign. Local residents are encouraged to participate by marking storm drains with medallions that serve as visual reminders that storm drains lead to local waterways.

One of the main goals of the My River Starts Here initiative is to reinforce and emphasize to local residents the fact that water flowing through and from storm drains eventually empties into rivers and waterways. And, consequently, keeping storm drains cleaner can help improve water quality and safety. The water flowing from storm drains is neither cleaned nor treated, thus pollutants that enter storm drains can flow directly into the nearby waterways. These pollutants can negatively impact water quality for people and wildlife.

Each weatherproof medallion is stamped with the words “No Dumping/Drains to River.” Join the team to keep stormwater clean!

For more information and to volunteer to mark drains, visit

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