Everything that happens within the boundaries of the City of Superior affects the health of Lake Superior. It’s important to not only do your part on your own property and neighborhood to reduce environmental risk to Lake Superior, but to encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.
The biggest threat to Lake Superior is the storm drain system-or more accurately the huge volume of water that runs off our rooftops, driveways, patios, sidewalks, and roads into the storm drain system when it rains. This runoff washes trash, dirt, fertilizer, pesticides, road salt, dog poop, and other pollutants directly into the nearest waterway. Rain rushing down the storm drain system can turn the rivers and streams into raging torrents that scour the stream banks, and sends tons of sediment and pollution into Lake Superior.
The Adopt a Storm Drain Program is an effort to restore our area rivers and lakes by
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