WHERE DOES RAIN GO?
Rain either soaks into the ground or flows over the land as stormwater and then into storm drains. Along stormwater’s path the flow cleans the land picking up trash of all kinds; chemicals from leaky vehicles and from lawns and gardens (fertilizer and pesticides); dog and animal poo, and salt in winter. In Shorewood the storm drains proceed directly into the Milwaukee River, Lake Michigan or in the combined sewer system that flows to the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (MMSD) to be cleaned.
To keep our waterways clean and limit the amount of dirty stormwater, the goal is to keep the land clean and the rain where it falls to infiltrate into the ground as much as possible.
TO ENTER: You must be a Shorewood resident, and the photo must be taken during the contest time period of September 4 - October 9. One photo per person per day. Visit the Shorewood Waters Project website to enter and follow the contest on the Shorewood Waters Project Facebook page too!