2020 STORM DRAIN MURAL PROJECT
In 2020, Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District worked with artists to transform six storm drains into public works of art. In addition to their artistic value, painted storm drains serve as important educational tools to address stormwater pollution and the common misconception that our storm drains lead to sewer treatment facilities. In reality, anything that enters a storm drain goes directly into the nearest river, lake, or stream without being treated. This includes litter, auto fluids, yard chemicals, pet waste, and other pollutants.
Five artists were selected to paint six murals in Berea, Greenville, Travelers Rest, Simpsonville, and Fountain Inn. Take a tour of the finished pieces: