are the openings you see along curbs and in streets and parking lots.
They carry away rainwater and transport it through the drainage system
to nearby ponds and streams. Water and
other debris that enter stormdrains do not go to a treatment facility.
How does stormwater get polluted?
As stormwater flows over our lawns, driveways and parking lots, it picks
up fertilizers, oil, chemicals, grass clippings, litter, pet waste, and
anything else in its path. The stormsewer system then transports these
pollutants, now in the water, to local ponds and streams. Anything that goes into a stormdrain
eventually ends up in our waters.