The city asked for help from artist to paint the inlets in April. This year’s theme is ‘The Big Sioux Needs You’.
Designs were selected by the Visual Arts Commission in May and they were chosen based on content, relevance to the area, their visibility and impact.
The artwork is meant to draw attention to the city’s storm drain system and water quality.
“A common misconception is that storm drains lead to the sanitary sewer system and that water that flows down these drains gets treated. That’s not the case-water that flows down the storm drains actually leads directly to the Big Sioux River with little or no treatment. As the storm water washes over the pavement, it carries with it everything the water picks up. This includes litter, pollutants, pet waste, and sediment…
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