Stormwater runoff occurs when rain or melted snow flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent stormwater runoff from naturally soaking into the ground.
"Only Rain Down the Drain"
Storm drains collect rain water and snow melt. Anything that enters a storm sewer is discharged untreated into bodies of water we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water. Only rain should go into storm drains, and not the following:
- Pet waste
- Or other pollutants
Remember the motto, "Only rain down the drain."