STORMWATER 101: WHAT IS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT?

STORMWATER 101: WHAT IS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT?
Stormwater Management addresses a board range of issues:
– How stormwater is collected, treated and released into our waterways
– How stormwater collection and treatment systems are designed and evaluated
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STORMWATER 101: What is Stormwater Runoff?

When rain hits impervious surfaces (solid surfaces that it cannot seep through like pavement, concrete, roofs, etc.) it creates “stormwater runoff.” This “runoff” picks up pollutants as it goes, like oil and grease, harmful bacteria, fertilizers, toxic chemicals and other contaminants which are harmful to people and aquatic life. So how do we address this increasing stormwater runoff problem? STORMWATER MANAGEMENT!