Rain or snow/ice melt is considered stormwater. In forests, plants and soil absorb most stormwater where it lands. In cities, stormwater cannot be absorbed by buildings and roads and can pick up pollutants from these surfaces. Stormwater flows to storm drains and ditches, which empty directly into our rivers and streams, often without treatment.
Reducing stormwater pollution to our streams and lakes
Benefits of non-polluting behaviors
Working with local businesses to reduce pollution
Illegal dumping or illicit discharges
Stormwater items relevant to residents