The current Municipal Center lobby display (#12) titled “Stormwater,” is an underwater menagerie. This aqua display was designed by Heather Firn, Carolyn Russell and Jonnette Bell of Environmental Health and Sustainability. Heather provides a description of their creation:
“Stormwater is pure rainwater, plus anything the rain carries along with it such as pollutants, trash, and sediment. In urban areas like Plano, rain that falls on the roof of your house or collects on paved areas (streets, alleys and driveways) travels through a system of pipes is separate from the sewage system. These pipes lead directly to local creeks and lakes in our area.
Unlike sewage, stormwater is not treated at a wastewater treatment facility. Remember our drinking water comes from area lakes. If you discharge pollutants into the storm drain system, you pollute the drinking water. The storm drain is for rain, not dumping. Our display shows the do’s and don’ts of how to prevent stormwater pollution.”
The Municipal Center lobby display case is home to ever-changing images of: Plano’s rich history, culture and vibrant samples of City programs, events and services. The glass display case near the Action Center Information Desk is one of the building’s best features.
For information about the Display Case Program, contact Jeff Smith at 972-941-7107.