Adopt a Storm Drain


Storm drains in Blaine drain to storm ponds, ditches, and ultimately, the Mississippi River. Blaine's new Adopt a Drain program asks residents to adopt a storm drain in your neighborhood and commit to keeping it clear of leaves and other debris to reduce water pollution. 

Help eliminate the pollution from entering our rivers, lakes,
and streams by signing up to Adopt A Drain

Adopting a Drain in Your Neighborhood is as Easy as

1 - 2 - 3

1.  Sign Up Here at

  • Sign in with your name and email address.
  • Enter your street address to search for a storm drain.
  • Choose your storm drain and give it a name.

2.  Keep Your Storm Drain Clear

Once you have adopted "your" storm drain, sweep and rake the leaves and other debris from the surface of the drain year-round and dispose of it properly. 

3.  Post a Small Sign in Your Yard

We’ll mail you a small, attractive yard sign. Put it in your yard to let your neighbors know you’re protecting clean water. We’ll also send a list of things you and your neighbors can do in your own yards to keep pollution out of our lakes, watersheds, and rivers. If anyone asks, let them know how they can do their part!

Safety Comes First

Please use caution. While we want to keep our streets and water clean, we also want you to be safe. Use good sense.

Adopt a Drain is a project of the City of Blaine.

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