Environmental Technicians from Oklahoma City’s Storm Water Quality Division.
Storm Water Quality Division crews will set up three pollution monitoring sites along a stream at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. You can watch as they test a manhole, concrete channel and creek (all located in the immediate area) for detergents, pH, chlorine, phenols and other pollutants.
Crews test more than 550 sites throughout Oklahoma City to identify, monitor and reduce potential pollution.
Unlike the water that goes down your drain to the sanitary sewer, water that flows into neighborhood storm drains is not treated and filtered before it flows into the North Canadian River, Canadian River, Deer Creek and Deep Fork basins. Maintaining healthy rivers, lakes and streams is vital to keeping Oklahoma City’s natural resources thriving.
Earth Day - Wednesday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, 800 89er Drive (the old ballpark site). You will see the Storm Water Quality trailer in the parking area.
EVENT DAY CONTACT:
Derek Johnson, 990-1929