What is storm-water runoff?

Stormwater runoff is the water that flows off roofs, driveways, parking lots, streets and other impervious surfaces during rain events. It is also the rain that flows off grass surfaces and wooded areas that is not absorbed into the soil and pours into ditches, culverts, catch basins and storm sewers. Stormwater runoff does not receive treatment before entering streams, lakes and other waterways.


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1. What is storm-water runoff?
2. What is storm-water pollution?
3. Do other cities have a storm-water fee?
4. Are tax-exempt properties also exempt from the stormwater fee?
5. I have a drainage problem in my yard. Who do I call to get help with this problem?
6. Who owns the stormwater system?
7. Why is stormwater runoff a problem?