Storm drains are a great way to reuse water. Storm drains are designed to capture rainwater and prevent flooding. The water then flows into local streams or soaks into the ground. Sometimes, a storm drain can produce unpleasant odors. It could happen when items fall into the drainage and start to rot or animal waste gets in. Use safe products to get rid of the unpleasant odour. Using harsh chemicals can cause soil and water contamination.
A 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and hot water should be added to a bucket. Vinegar is an effective natural disinfectant and deodorizer. It will not only remove odour, but it will also kill bacteria responsible for causing it.
Storm drains offer a way of recycling water in a practical manner.
- The vinegar, a natural ingredient that kills bacteria responsible for odour formation, will not only remove the odour but also eliminate it.
Also, pour 2 cups of baking soda in the bucket. This natural deodorizing and cleaning agent can also be used.
Then pour the solution slowly down the drain.
Storm drains should not be used with bleach as they can run into groundwater or streams. A harsh chemical like bleach can cause wildlife death and pollute soil and water.