Stormwater

ehs-stormwaterStorm drains on the property of Wake Forest University are identified with a marker.

Storm drains are pipes that remove rain water from our streets and then flow directly to the closest creek or stream.

  • Only rain water should enter storm drains.
  • Oil or chemicals disposed of into a storm drain or drainage ditch will flow, untreated, into the closest stream or creek.
  • One quart of motor oil can contaminate 250,000 gallons of water. One quart of motor oil creates an oil slick the size of eight football fields.
  • Oil and water do not mix.

Only rain belongs in the storm drain. Contact Mike Draughn (draughnmd@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.4001) in Facilities and Campus Services with storm water questions.

For more information  http://www.co.forsyth.nc.us/EnvAffairs/water_quality.aspx