What is stormwater?

When it rains, water hits the grass, trees, roads, and sidewalks.

  • When it hits the grass, the rain goes into the ground.
  • When it hits the sidewalks, roads, and buildings, the rain runs into the street and becomes stormwater.
  • Stormwater runs down the street and into storm drains which flow into the rivers, lakes, and streams.
  • Along the way, it picks up pollutants.

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