Storm Drain Stenciling
Bath Community Stenciling Blitz
Thanks to the stenciling teams that braved the wind and damp weather. The kits are available for loan if you’re inspired to stencil drains this summer. Contact KELT, 442-8400, to sign out a kit!
Sunday, April 27 @1pm-4pm
Team Registration Packet (Click to download the PDF. Packets also available at the KELT Office). Print out your packet, fill it out, and return it to KELT.
The City of Bath, nestled along the Kennebec River, takes pride in providing a healthy environment and vibrant community-life for its residents and visitors. Did you know that each city street is like waterfront property?
Take a stroll down Front Street or Commercial Street. Look to the ground! Before long, you’ll come upon a storm drain. Any water that runs down this drain flows into our local waterways…this means the majestic Kennebec River!
Whatever we put down storm drains winds up in our waterways where we enjoy fishing, boating, and swimming.
People who would never dream of polluting the Kennebec River or its connecting streams and creeks might pour antifreeze, fertilizer, paint, used motor oil, OR toss pet waste, cigarette butts, and litter down storm drains.
What can we do to keep the Kennebec River, its tributaries, and our city’s sewer system in optimal shape?
Storm Drain Stenciling is one simple way to prevent this type of pollution. By stenciling a friendly “Keep It Clean- Drains To River” message next to our city’s storm drains, we can let neighbors and visitors know that anything dumped and tossed in the street or on lawns can wind up in the nearby river.
Storm Drain Stenciling is a widely used and fun community-building activity for families, neighborhood groups, scout troops, service clubs, and local businesses. By participating you will become more aware of the link between our city’s landscape and waterways as well as leave behind a helpful reminder for others.
Click HERE for more information on stormwater runoff. Learn how this type of pollution works hand-in-hand with storm drains.
City Councilors will provide maps, trash bags, recycling bins, gloves, hand sanitizer and refreshments to those who are willing to help Keep Bath Beautiful by cleaning up refuse along streets and roadsides. Join us at Bath City Hall’s parking lot 1-4pm!
The stenciling project is generously sponsored by the Davenport Trust Fund.
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