You can learn more about storm water management at this link.

DownStreamLogo-300x210As storm water flows over driveways, lawns and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt and other pollutants. Storm water can flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, river, stream, or wetland. Anything that enters a storm water system is discharged untreated into the water bodies used for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water. Polluted runoff is the nation’s greatest threat to clean water.

By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep common pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings, and automotive fluids off the ground and out of storm water. Adopt these healthy household habits and help protect lakes, streams, rivers and wetlands. Remember to share the habits with your neighbors!

Storm drains connect to water bodies! Remember, don’t put anything in the storm drain you wouldn’t want in your drinking water.