Clean Drains: Be River SmART 2024


Become a Drain Stormer!

City Utilities invites residents to clean and mark their neighborhood storm drains to help protect our three rivers from unwanted pollutants.

Our city has over 23,000 storm drains that lead directly from our streets into our rivers untreated. This means any pollution washed down storm drains has a negative impact on our rivers and wildlife that in habit them. Clogged storm drains can cause street flooding when there are storms and build up debris in our neighborhoods. Clean Drains wants to remind citizens of one message: Only Rain in the Drain! 

Storm drains are the gateways to our creeks, streams, and rivers. When it rains, the storm drains carry trash, debris and other waste into our rivers, polluting them.

How do I get involved?

There’s a place for everyone to become a Drain Stormer with Clean Drains Fort Wayne – from families, neighborhoods, schools, churches, organizations and businesses.

Registration is now open for you and your fellow drain stormers to start making a positive and impactful difference for the city’s rivers.

Check out the Storm Inlet and Catch Basin map to help you locate storm drains across the city.


We want to see you showcase your love for our city’s rivers! Feel free to send in photos of you and your group to or  share your photos on social media by using #CleanDrains2024.