Why does stormwater matter?

As rain or snowmelt flows over paved surfaces it carries with it any pollutants such as oils, fertilizer, sand, and trash. Unlike sanitary sewer, stormwater is not treated. The pollutants will eventually enter groundwater, ponds, streams and / or wetland resource areas and can contaminate drinking water supplies, fish and wildlife habitat.

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1. What is Stormwater?
2. Why does stormwater matter?
3. How can residents help keep our stormwater clean?
4. How can business owners help keep our stormwater clean?
5. Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Construction Sites