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What is Stormwater?

Do you ever wonder what kind of "stuff" goes down those metal grates on street corners or where that mysterious dark drain leads to? Where does it go?

When it rains or when you hose off your driveway, the water runs down gutters or storm drains. These drains connect to underground pipes which lead right to creeks and rivers but a lot of other stuff, most of it toxic, washes into storm drains, lLike motor oil and anti-freeze from leaky cars, trash, paint, and other household toxic items.


We call it Stormwater Pollution. Some people don't know that stormwater pollution can hurt wildlife in our creeks and rivers. But you and your family can help stop it!