What is the Problem?
Stormwater becomes a transportation system for pollutants. Soil that erodes from a construction site, litter from parking lots, antifreeze and oil dripped from cars, fertilizers and pesticides from turf management, and sand and salt left from de-icing operations on roadways can be deposited untreated into our waterways. Water can contain and transport sediments, metals (copper, cadmium, chromium, lead, zinc), nutrients (nitrates, phosphates, ammonia), salt, petroleum products and coliform bacteria among other materials.

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1. What is a storm drainage system?
2. What is the Problem?
3. What can I do about stormwater?
4. What's Being Done?
5. What is the proper method for draining my swimming pool?