Scene in Edmonds: A reminder of where Puget Sound starts — here Posted: November 3, 2013 939 Members of the City of Edmonds Public Works Storm Division display a new street banner that promotes the regional partnership the City has with the Puget Sound Starts Here organization. The banner is a reminder that over 7,000 storm drains in the City carry rainwater directly to Puget Sound and that the drains are not to be viewed as any kind of dumping spot, but only used for the flow of rain and the occasional snow melt. The colorful banner will be taking turns hanging at different locations around the City. The vactor truck behind the crew is used by the crew to clean and maintain the storm drain system so it continues to be free-flowing. At this time of year, the crew appreciates those residents that help them out by keeping storm drains clear of fallen leaves that collect on top of drains, an easy way to avoid flooding. Residents that have any issues with storm drains, especially flooding, are encouraged to call Edmonds Public Works at 425-771-0235.