I’m hearing about a serious issue regarding storm drains, particularly in the West End. I thought our sewers have some sort of catch basin that collects the garbage? Can somebody shed some light on the following two comments?
Comment #1: From a person named Wanda who commented on this blog:
“MONDAY, APRIL 27TH, 2015 AT 11:10 PM
Many restaurants and bars “clean” up in the west end and on park by sweeping cigarette butts into the sewers followed by dumping their mop bleach buckets into them. All going into our bay. I’ve made complaints to the city. Walk by when they open on weekends and watch. Or just peek in the sewers outside some of the bars.
All bars in long beach should have multiple cigarette butt collectors. And in general long beach needs better and more garbage cans on the streets.
“The subject is serious. EVERYTHING that goes into the storm drains ends up in the bay. People in LB throw used motor oil, dog shit, french fryer grease, street sweepings, and lots of other stuff into the drains.Years ago the city of LB put a sign on every storm drain about this–mindless vandals mostly kids pried them off and they were never replaced.