Keep forgetting to mention, the people here in LA and Long Beach did a very smart thing: they put, next to all storm drains, a highly visible notice cast in concrete and painted, something like 'No Dumping: Drains into Ocean'. Some have a picture of a dolphin jumping over waves, others a fish skeleton. Of course, some people will always dump poisons and solvents, but at least english-literate people will be aware what they are doing. In Florida and NYC I fear people think the storm drains go through a sewage processing system, and carelessly dump whatever they wish. I was that ignorant once, and dumped my oil into a New York City drain on the West Side back in the 80's, thus helping pollute the Hudson River and, by extension, the Atlantic.

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