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Dewey the Drain RangerHi kids! I'm Dewey the Water Droplet. I'll teach you what happens to rainwater that drips off houses and trees, runs through yards, down streets and into storm drains.

It doesn't just disappear - it flows into our streams, lakes, rivers and eventually Puget Sound. When the water runs over hard surfaces, like roads and driveways, it picks up pollution.

That pollution ends up in our lakes, streams, and Puget Sound and poisons fish and wildlife.

Become a Drain Ranger!
Complete The Adventures of Dewey the Water Drop activity book to learn what you can do to help prevent water pollution! Fill out this form when you've completed The Dewey activity book to earn your Drain Ranger badge of honor.

Drain Ranger Codes to Live By
Together we have the power to clean up rivers, lakes, streams and Puget Sound. If each of us made a few simple changes, we could make a huge difference together!
  • If it's not rain, it doesn't belong in the drain. Don't pour anything down the storm drain.
  • Conserve water: Use less water at home to save more for the fish.
  • Scoop the poop: Bag dog poop and put it in the trash.
  • Use a fish-friendly car wash: Wash your car at a commercial car wash or on your lawn so water soaks into the ground.
  • Soak up spills: Use cardboard or kitty litter to soak up oil and chemical spills and then throw them in the trash.
  • Use compost: Start a compost pile for your food and yard waste, then use it in your yard.

Fun Activities for Kids
Drain MarkingVolunteer to Mark Drains
Drain markers remind people that the water that flows into our storm drains goes to streams, rivers, lakes and eventually Puget Sound without treatment. Drain marking events are a great volunteer activity for children school age and older.
  • Mark drains at your school as a classroom project.
  • Mark drains with your scout troop.
  • Mark drains in your neighborhood with your family or neighbors.
Contact Us

Tiffany O'Dell
Outreach Coordinator
Email me
Ph: (253) 798-2468

Public Works
2702 S 42nd St.
Suite 201
Tacoma, WA 98409
Ph: (253) 798-2725