We here at American Mechanical would like to
introduce our community to the Virginia
What is this program?
The Adopt-a-Drain Program empowers the community
to help keep pollution out of lakes and streams.
People in Virginia Beach are able to adopt a storm
drain by selecting their very own to take care of.
Studies show that 50% of the pollution in
Chesapeake Bay, Back Bay, and the ocean is due to
storm water runoff.
Why Should You Adopt One?
Debris and unwanted materials find ways into storm
drains, which means trash is hanging out in our
local waterways. There are currently forty
thousand storm drains across this city. Public
Works regularly inspects each of these drains,
however getting to forty thousand drains and
responding to maintenance requests in time can be
This is where the citizens of Virginia Beach can
help! Adopting a drain and taking on the duties of
keeping it as clean as your own yard would assist
keeping our waterways pollution-free. All you have
to do is sweep or rake up leaves and dirt around
the drain. Then collect any trash around the drain
and disposing of it is.