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Yellow Fish Road Program

Water Services

Think! It's what you drink!

Learn how you can make a difference in Calgary's water quality. Yellow Fish Road volunteers paint "yellow fish" symbols next to storm drains (the grates next to the curb) and distribute fish-shaped brochures to nearby  households, to remind people that anything that enters the storm drain system goes directly into the river. In Calgary, storm drains connect to the river untreated. Anything (like litter, salt, soap and fertilizer) that runs off  lawns, driveways, sidewalks and roads can end up in the river. These wastes can have a negative impact on the  aquatic ecosystem - not only by harming fish and wildlife, but reducing drinking water quality for humans.

How Can You Help?

Join the Yellow Fish Road™ program as a volunteer to help educate and inform members of your community. You can call Trout Unlimited's project co-ordinator at (403) 221-8360.

Dumping chemicals into the storm or waste-water drainage systems or placing them in the garbage can pollute the environment and is against the law. You can help protect our water by disposing of unwanted household chemicals in one of three ways:

  1. You can take them any day of the week between 8 am and 5 pm to one of the depots at designated fire stations.
  2. You can deposit your unwanted house hold chemicals at one of the City sanitary landfills. Ask the scaleman to direct you to the drop-off location.
  3. You can take unwanted household chemicals to any residential fire station as part of our Household Chemical Cleanup Program.

If you have any questions about the disposal of unwanted household chemicals, please call The City of Calgary Operations Centre at 3-1-1.

If you see someone pouring substances into a storm drain, report the incident to The City of Calgary Operations Centre at 3-1-1. You can also call the Alberta Environment's Environment Response Centre at 1-800-909-6040.

Your family, community group or class can get involved!  In Calgary, you can borrow complete paint kits from Trout Unlimited Canada. Visit the Yellow Fish Road™ website from more information.

Please call (403) 221-8360 for details.

A no-dumping sign
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Last Updated: June 7, 2006
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