Why is stormwater runoff a problem?
Stormwater flows over rooftops, streets, driveways, and yards picking up pollutants along the way and depositing them into our storm drains. Contrary to what many people may think, storm drains do not lead to wastewater treatment plants. That means that any pollutant in stormwater runoff gets carried directly into our creeks, rivers, and lakes without treatment. In addition to causing water pollution, pollutants in stormwater can clog culverts and further lead to flooding.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Why is stormwater runoff a problem?
3. What is a stormwater management program?
4. What can you do to protect stormwater?