Participate in the City of San Mateo’s Adopt-A-Drain program by taking an active role in improving your neighborhood and keeping our bay clean and free of debris.
Everyone knows trash is no good for our streets or our bay, but many of us are unaware of the ways we contribute to pollution. Natural debris-- including leaves, grass clippings, fertilizer, and pet waste -- turns into pollution once it hits the water. The rain washes anything that’s on streets and paved surfaces down storm drains and into the bay. Adopt-A-Drain to help keep our water clean and to prevent flooding on the streets!
Participating is as easy as 1-2-3.
Claim your drain, pick up city-provided supplies, and clean your drain(s). Find drains to adopt near your home or work and encourage your neighbors, friends, and family to help. A little volunteer effort goes a long way in helping protect our waterways and the environment.