What is Stormwater?

Stormwater is rainwater that collects on our rooftops, parking lots, road ways and other impervious (hard) surfaces. This water flows into the storm drainage system to our local rivers and streams untreated. As stormwater flows along, it picks up harmful pollutants (such as automotive fluids, trash, pet waste, fertilizers, and pesticides) which can harm our drinking water and the wildlife that live in and near our rivers and streams.

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1. What is Stormwater?
2. What is Non-point source pollution?
3. How do nutrients such as nitrogen get into stormwater?
4. Does stormwater get treated at the waste water treatment plant?
5. What is impervious surface?
6. Why do we need to manage stormwater runoff?
7. How is stormwater pollution managed?
8. Why are BMP’s required for new development?
9. What types of pollutants are found in the storm drain system?
10. How much are fees and how can I pay?
11. I need Help! Who do I call?