Stormwater Pollution

What do you know about stormwater pollution?

Stormwater pollution can result from contaminated runoff from urban areas as it drains from streets or property through the municipal storm water drainage system and into our waterways (bayous, channels, ditches, etc.). The contaminated storm water may affect waterbodies we use for fishing, swimming and providing drinking water. What pollutes a stormwater drainage system? Common residential activities — lawn mowing and ... Read More »

What You Can Do to Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Stormwater runoff occurs when rain flows over the ground. Stormwater pollution runoff is a serious concern because it may be contaminated with pesticides, fertilizers, animal droppings, trash, food wastes, automotive by-products and other toxic substances that are part of the urban environment. Storm water runoff that flows over streets, parking lots, construction sites and industrial facilities can carry these pollutants ... Read More »