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Stormwater is a term used to describe water that originates during precipitation
events. It may also be used to apply to water that originates with snowmelt
or runoff water from overwatering that enters the stormwater system.
Stormwater that does not soak into the ground becomes surface runoff,
which either flows directly into surface waterways or is channeled into
storm sewers, which eventually discharge to surface waters.
Nonpoint source pollution is the "pollution for which the specific
point of origin is not well-defined." Both urban and rural lifestyles
can contribute, and a few examples of nonpoint source pollution are:
Works to protect streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and
groundwater, by educating citizens on actions that can be taken to
reduce our impacts on our important water resources. Our area is blessed
with beautiful lakes, streams, and wetlands. Protecting these resources
ensures us safe drinking water for the future, care of our wildlife,
and a place to rest and recreate. People who gain an understanding of
what happens beneath the water's surface tend to make a commitment
to protecting water resources.
Rain Gardens are one way to deter runoff from stormwater. Limit impervious surfaces from driveways and parking areas.
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