FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is considered stormwater?
Any precipitation that falls from the sky, including rain, hail, and snow, is considered stormwater. In a natural landscape without development, stormwater is absorbed into the ground or falls into bodies of water. This gives needed water to plants and animals and replenishes reserves of surface and groundwater.
What is stormwater management?
Stormwater management is the effort to reduce runoff of rainwater or melted snow into streets, lawns and other sites and the improvement of water quality, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
What is a stormwater MS4?
Polluted stormwater runoff is commonly transported through municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), and then often discharged, untreated, into local water bodies.
Glossary of Terms
fertilizers, bacteria from pet and wildlife waste, automobile fluids, heavy metals, pesticides, and herbicides.