With help from local Boy Scouts, the city of Sandy Springs plans on Aug. 3 to label 200 storm drains with signs warning against dumping pollutants into the storm water system.

The signs read “no dumping, drains to river” and are intended to help reduce pollution and improve water quality, the city says. City officials says there are more than 6,000 drains in Sandy Springs and stopping the discharge of pollutants into the drains protects streams.

Scouts from Troop 467 will post the signs, the city said in a press release.

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