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Project Timeline: 2003-Present

Project Highlights

  • UNC’s Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) department marks storm drains with the notice, “No Dumping, Drains to Creek.”
  • Education and outreach spreads knowledge of the interconnectedness of water at UNC and reduces the amount of pollutants reaching local streams through rainwater.

Project Description and Approach

In 2003, UNC-Chapel Hill developed a Stormwater Management Program to reduce the amount of pollutants reaching local streams through rainwater.

EHS noticed that education and outreach were critical for reducing nonpoint source pollution to local waterways. EHS developed a program that works with students to increase the marking of storm drains with the notice “No Dumping, Drains to Creek,” and to clean trash from UNC’s creeks by coordinating stream clean ups.

By engaging and educating the UNC community about the interconnectedness of water on campus, the EHS department is making a positive contribution to the Three Zeros goal of water neutrality.

Read more on getting involved with storm draining marking and stream cleanups.