What is storm-water pollution?

Water from rain or melting snow either seeps into the ground or runs off to lower areas while making its way to streams, lakes and other water bodies. On its way, runoff water can pick up and carry many substances that pollute water. Examples of common pollutants include fertilizers, pesticides, pet waste, sediment, oil, salt, trace metals, grass clippings, leaves and litter. Polluted stormwater runoff can be generated anywhere people use or alter the land, such as farms, yards, roofs, driveways, construction sites and roadways.


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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?