How It Works
As it flows over the land, stormwater picks up litter, bacteria, chemicals, sand and other debris. Stormwater carries these pollutants into our lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, wetlands, and ocean.
Most storm drains flow directly into the nearest body of water, usually with little or no treatment.
Simply by putting fewer pollutants on the land, we can all help to clean up stormwater. Cleaner stormwater means cleaner water for drinking, recreation, and wildlife habitat.