We are encouraged by our friends at Tulsa Partners to share the following two messages with you.
Storm Drains are for Rain
Storm drains are for rain. Pouring or disposing of anything other than storm water into a storm drain is illegal, pollutes local waterways and can cause localized flooding. Never pour or place anything into storm drains. Tulsa’s storm drains convey water to local waterways. Pouring motor oil or other chemicals down the drain can kill fish and wildlife living downstream.
Putting leaves, grass clippings or other waste down drains clogs storm drains and requires the city to spend more money to clean them out – which is an added expense to taxpayers. If leaves or debris are blocking a storm drain or if you witness illegal dumping, please call the City of Tulsa Customer Care Center: (918) 596-2100 to report it, because it can be dangerous and damaging.
Let’s keep our local waterways clean and free flowing. For more information, go to https://www.cityoftulsa.org/environmental-programs/stormwater-quality.aspx .
Protect your business from flooding or other disasters
All businesses need to have a plan to continue operations in case of a disruption, such as in the case of a flood, ice storm, or power outage. When disasters strike, small businesses are uniquely vulnerable, and at least 25 percent of businesses that close after such events never reopen. Having a business continuity plan can make all the difference. For more information and access to numerous resources, visit the Tulsa Partners website at http://tulsapartners.org/tpi/disaster-resistant-business-council/ or the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety at http://disastersafety.org/ibhs-business-protection/ofb-ez-business-continuity/.
Commercial Coverage for Flood Insurance: From 2010 to 2014, the average commercial flood claim amounted to nearly $89,000. Flood insurance is the best way to protect yourself from devastating financial loss. Take the first step in researching flood insurance by determining your flood risk. To learn more about your risk of flooding and how to be prepared, call the City of Tulsa Customer Care Center at (918) 596-2100, or visit: www.floodsmart.gov or https://www.cityoftulsa.org/city-services/flood-control.aspx . For information on flood insurance for your business, visit the Commercial Coverage section of the floodsmart.gov website.
More about Tulsa Partners, Inc.
Tulsa Partners, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated in December 2000. The organization is an outgrowth of the highly successful Tulsa Project Impact program and has an established track record for effectively developing partnerships with diverse entities, both public and private, leveraging those partnerships to develop high-impact community programs, and institutionalizing the programs within existing partner organizations.
Tulsa Partners’ Vision: To create a disaster-resistant and sustainable community.
Tulsa Partners’ Mission Statement: To mobilize all segments of the population to build a disaster-resistant, sustainable community. By building public/private partnerships, Tulsa Partners, Inc. will:
- Promote and advocate for sustainability and disaster resistance;
- Provide education programs;
- Develop mentoring relationships;
- Recognize and celebrate community efforts; and
- Act as a clearing house for expertise and information.
- Visit Tulsa Partners website here: http://tulsapartners.org/tpi/ and consider volunteering to help be a safe, sustainable community. We encourage you to also “Like” their Facebook Page, and see regular updates on your timeline.