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Description of Adopt-a-Storm-Drain
Adopt-a-Storm-Drain (AASD) is an initiative of the City of Saint Paul, Hamline University and Capitol Region Watershed District. Storm drains in Saint Paul neighborhoods drain to local lakes and the Mississippi River. AASD allows users to “adopt” storm drains in their neighborhood and commit to keeping them clear of leaves and other debris to reduce water pollution. Participants report their work on the AASD website.
Acceptance of Terms
By clicking here, you agree that:
- Your participation in AASD is voluntary.
- The account information you provide is both true and accurate.
- Your participation can be terminated if you use the site for purposes deemed illegal or harmful by Hamline University. Hamline is not liable to you or any third party for terminating your account.
- You will obey all city, state and federal laws when using the AASD site.
- You are responsible for your own content and conduct when using the AASD site.
- Any information you submit on the AASD site are automatically the property of Hamline University, and Hamline is not responsible for the confidentiality of this information.
- Hamline University and all project partners will be held harmless from any conflicts arising from your use of AASD.
- Hamline University can discontinue or modify the AASD site without notice to you.
- AASD is the sole property of Hamline University, and any links to content outside the AASD site are not the responsibility of Hamline University.
- You use AASD at your own risk and you agree that Hamline University is not responsible for losses or damage incurred by you while using the AASD site or while engaging in AASD activities.
- Hamline University and its partners have the right to communicate with you regarding your participation in AASD.
- You are 13 years of age or older, or are using this site under the supervision of a legal guardian who is responsible for your conduct as a minor.
How to adopt a drain
Sign up here
- Sign in with your name and email address.
- Enter your street address to search for a storm drain.
- Choose your storm drain and give it a name.
Keep your storm drain clear
Once you have adopted "your" drain, sweep and rake the leaves and other debris from the surface of the drain year-round.
Spread the word
We'll send a list of things you and your neighbors can do at home to keep pollution out of our lakes and rivers. If anyone asks, let them know how they can do their part!
Report your work
Keep track of how much stuff you remove from around the storm drain—an estimate in pounds or gallons is good. Report that to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It takes less than five minutes, and helps us monitor the impact we're having!