Most catch basins connect to storm drains that discharge the runoff without treatment to the nearest brook, river, pond or ocean. The dumping of any material such as motor oil, paint, yard clippings, pet waste and sand into a catch basin can pollute the waterways, and is illegal.
Each year, BWSC and other water distribution utilities and environmental groups across the United States celebrate National Drinking Water Week during the first full week of May. A joint congressional resolution declared the event a national observance in 1988 and thousands participate every year. The aim of National Drinking Water Week is to reach out to young people to increase awareness of and involvement in water issues.
Below, you will find fun National Drinking Water Week activities for kids. Visit the American Water Works Association website for more information about this national event.