Baltimore County’s e-news stream environmental newsletter recently informed residents that they can report pollution incidents, or other activities that may be harmful to the environment. You can be the eyes and ears to protect your neighborhood stream, which ultimately flows to the Chesapeake Bay. Your neighborhood may not have a stream flowing through it, but it likely has a storm drain system. The storm drain system is a series of inlets and pipes that carries water during a rainstorm to the nearest body of water.

You may see environmental problems at your work, school or a local business. Only rainwater should go down the storm drain – not dirt, grass clippings, chemicals, oil, pet waste, mop water, etc. Just fill out a simple form and one of our staff will investigate. The link takes you to the website, and click on “Report Pollution” from the left hand menu.