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Illicit discharge hotline number: 801-394-5541 ext. 1201 (incase of emergency call 911).
BE A WATERSHED WATCHDOG
If you see a potential storm water problem, such as clogged storm drains, trash in the gutter, pollutants washing into or discharging from the storm sewer, or uncontrolled erosion from construction sites, please contact the Riverdale City Public Works Department at 801-394-5541 ext. 1201.
OIL SPILL PREVENTION
Here's a startling fact - one half of a cup of motor oil can contaminate over 30,000 gallons of water. So if so little can do so much, what can you do to prevent oil spills? The first step is to be aware of the possible hazards in your home or workplace, including storage and use of oils. Some other keys to pollution prevention:
- Store oil containers inside secondary containment. If you store several containers of oil, provide enough containment for a least one entire container.
- Store containers out of the flow of traffic.
- Tightly close containers when you are not using them.
- Make everyone in the area aware of what is stored and how to respond.
- Clean up drips and leaks promptly.
- Have a spill response kit available in case of an accident.
- And don't forget - all oils, including edible oils, are an environmental hazard.
Some more oil pollution facts:
- Approximately 60% of Americans change their own oil.
- A typical engine holds 5 quarts of oil, while 1/2 cup of oil remains in a properly drained oil filter.
- Over 200 million gallons of oil are thrown into the garbage, dumped into storm drains or poured down the sewer every year in the USA.
If you change your own oil, make sure you take the used oil to a used oil collection center. These centers include most auto parts stores, businesses that change oil and the Weber County Transfer Station.
Adapted form the U of U Environmental Health and Safety.
DON'T DUMP WASTE IN STORM DRAINS
Residents, please do not allow anything other than water to enter into the storm drain system. With the high level of the Weber River, the city has been pumping water out of the storm drain system to help prevent basement flooding in the River Glen subdivision. Often the pumps have become clogged with litter and grass clippings that have been washed down the gutters and into the storm drain. Please, after mowing your lawn, sweep or blow grass clippings back onto the lawn. This will help prevent the clippings from getting into the storm drain system.
Also, remember that anything washed into the gutter will end up in the storm drain system and drain directly into the Weber River. Examples of contaminants include: draining a radiator and washing the antifreeze into the gutter, cleaning a paint brush in the gutter, and excess lawn fertilizer washed into the gutter.
Please exercise caution and remember, storm drains are for excess rain runoff, not for dumping waste.
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Although hazardous waste is not accepted at the cleanup locations there are several options available to residents for disposal:
- Les Schwab Tire located at 627 Riverdale Road will accept used tires, batteries, and oil from Riverdale residents.
- Weber County Transfer Station located at 867 W. Wilson Lane will be holding hazardous waste disposal days every third Saturday of the month from April to Sept., from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The city appreciates your cooperation in the cleanup. If you have any questions please call 801-394-5541 ext. 1201.