Let’s build an ‘Adopt-a-Storm-Drain’ web app w/ Savannnah Trash Warriors!

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The Creative Coast at Bull Street Labs

2222 Bull Street · Savannah

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We’ll be partnering with local do-gooders Saturday street cleaning organization of instagram fame, SavannahTrashWarriors!

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY OPENSAVANNAH/SAVANNAH TRASH WARRIORS!

We’ve all bemoaned in Savannah the prevalence of street flooding — and it’s in Savannah’s strategic plan to reduce such flooding by 5 percent by 2020. Even after only a mild shower these days, many storm drains — also called inlets — will clog and leave sitting water on the non-porous pavement for hours.

You could always just call 311 and make a report and wait for the City to come take care of the issue. But what if we took the problem into our own hands and pitched in a few minutes of our time?

By ’adopting’ a drain you:

-Help prevent flooding in your neighborhood by keeping drains free of debris

-Prevent pollutants from entering local waterways and the Savannah River

-Help the city maintain our infrastructure, especially during the rainy season, when leaves and debris can increase the likelihood of flooding

But to bring Adopt-a-Drain to Savannah, we’ll first need to build the interactive mobile web app that facilitates the adoption and naming of drains. We have a dataset containing the locations of all 1400 storm drains in the City of Savannah. So now we need residents to help design the logo and marketing materials, build out the user interface, offer advice on usability, and document our steps.

No special tech skills are needed to contribute meaningfully but if you think you might be interested in being part of the development team, e-mail us at [masked].

It’s up to us. Let’s take ownership in small ways that add up!

Free dinner will be served beginning at 5:45 pm. Because of venue space constraints, no more than 40 residents may participate. So sign up sooner rather than later!

40-PERSON SPACE CONSTRAINTS. To reserve your seat, we ask that you pre-register your spot via Meetup.

Yours,
OpenSavannah and Savannah Trash Warriors!