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 waste and road salt in winter. In Shorewood, the storm drains discharge to the Milwaukee River, Lake Michigan or to the combined sewer system (treated by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District).
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.
Get out and show us your creative eye capturing rain's journey in Shorewood!
1st and 2nd Place Prizes: Win gift cards for great Shorewood businesses.
You must be a Shorewood resident. Fill-out the form and upload your photo.
You can only enter one picture per person taken in Shorewood during the contest time frame ending on October 9th @ midnight-. Please include the name of your photo and location taken.
USE CAUTION: Be careful during storms. Stay out of stormwater flow and only go out after the threat of lightening has passed. Check-out these lightning facts.
Judging will be conducted by Shorewood students and announced on October 31, 2020
Entering this contest implies that you agree to the use of your picture, with mention, on the Village’s website, in social media posts and shared with local media.
All images will be displayed on the contest page and eventually on the Shorewood Waters Project website.