On Long Island, the rain water is transported into the bays without any filtration or treatment. Often, this carries with it the following:
- Cleaning Agents
- Grass clippings
- Pool Chemicals
- De-icing salts
Operation SPLASH provides citizen education to groups, schools and individual homeowners about best practices in minimizing storm drain run-off pollution.
In addition, SPLASH has lobbied for the successful installation over 4,500 storm drain water filtration devices and over 5,000 decals and storm drain stencils in varied south shore towns. These stencils and decals notifying citizens to stop street trash before it gets to the bays!
If you would like to schedule an event for your group or Adopt a Storm Drain in your town,