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Report-A-Spill Rapid Response

On Thursday May 4th, an email was received from the Report-A-Spill link on the ECD website about a blue plastic barrel in the Elijah Drain. Ray Rice, Stormwater Inspector, responded to assess the situation and found that the barrel was full of an unidentified liquid, but that the barrel was not leaking. He organized staff and materials from ECD, Fleet Services, Streets Division, and the Water Department to carefully lift the barrel from the Elijah Drain using a backhoe and heavy duty nylon straps. Once the barrel was removed from the water, it was carefully transported back to Fleet services, where it was inspected and found to contain used motor oil. Thanks to the attentiveness of a concerned citizen and diligent work by City staff, no oil was released into Nampa’s waterways. The oil will be recycled by Fleet Services. ​
​If you have oil or other hazardous chemicals there is a free disposal day on Saturday June 10th, 2017. Click here for details.
​Information on disposing of items year round can be found here.

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