Saturday, March 7, 2015
This Morning I Decided To Adopt A Fort Worth Drain Instead Of A Cat
Subject line: Adopt-A-Drain Fort Worth
Opening the email I found one of Elsie Hotpepper's favorite catch phrases "What fresh hell is this?" followed by a link to that about which Elsie Hotpepper was asking her hellish question.
That being a link to a website advertising the Tarrant Regional Water District's latest product, that being the aforementioned Adopt-A-Drain Fort Worth.
I have been thinking about getting a pet. Maybe a cat. Now I'm thinking adopting a drain might fulfill my pet needs.
On the screen cap above you can see all the drains available for adoption in my neighborhood. I chose the drain closest to my abode to adopt, something called a Curb-Box Drain: IN012987.
It only cost $30 to adopt a Fort Worth drain. That is way cheaper than getting a cat vaccinated and neutered.
In addition to the $30 one must also take the Adoption Pledge----
By adopting this storm drain, I pledge to follow the motto, "Don't Trash Your Trinity" and I promise to abide by the following principles:
I will not litter anywhere
I will not dump anything down a storm drain
I will do my part to keep plastic bags and styrofoam out of the river
I will clean my adopted storm drain(s) when conditions are safe and contact the phone number on my drain(s) when maintenance is needed.
I read the above pledge and thought to myself does not the majority of the population already follow those principles? Except for the last one?
I can not help but wonder how much this latest TRWD product cost to produce. The website is quite well done, what with its drain selection and adoption process.