Join fight to protect Lake SuperiorThe public is invited to spend an afternoon stenciling storm drains near Central Park and take a free tour of the Superior Wastewater Treatment Plant this week.
Join in the fight to keep Lake Superior clean.
The public is invited to spend an afternoon stenciling storm drains near Central Park and take a free tour of the Superior Wastewater Treatment Plant this week.
Storm drain stenciling begins at 2 p.m. Thursday from the east pavilion of Central Park. Everyone age 9 and older is welcome to participate. The city’s Environmental Services Division will provide all the supplies to mark the drains with the message “Do Not Dump — Drains to Stream.”
The important message beside a storm drain reminds people that a stream and ultimately Lake Superior is at the other end of the drain and that whatever goes down the drain does not go to the treatment plant. Environmental Services Division staff would like to mark 100 more drains this summer and early fall.
Storm drain stenciling can only be done during dry weather.
Stenciling should take about an hour and a half.
Take a tour of the city’s wastewater treatment plant, including the new building that treats water with ultraviolet light, beginning at 4 p.m. Friday at the plant, 51 E. First St., Superior. The tours take about 45 minutes. Learn about how wastewater is treated. Water from your sinks and showers, toilets, washing machines and dishwashers comes here, goes through a treatment process, and then is released in Lake Superior. The tour is outdoors. Please RSVP if you plan to attend by calling 715-394-0392, ext. 1041 or emailing email@example.com. Participants age 9 and older are welcome.