FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The city of Fort Wayne looking to make people river smART, by educating them on how what they put in storm drains can affect our rivers through drain cover art.
It is a part of their Clean Drains Fort Wayne initiative. Back in April, the city began recruiting artists to paint drain covers featuring the phrase “Be River SmART— only YOU can protect Fort Wayne’s rivers!” There are more than 20,000 storm drains throughout the community and drains are the neighborhood gateways to area rivers. However, the City of Fort Wayne said millions of pounds of trash, debris and other pollutants flow into the streams, creeks and rivers every year.