Stormwater polution is anything in the stormwater that doesn’t belong there, including: litter, dirt, chemicals (such as fertilizer, herbicides and auto fluids), sewage, and yard waste.
- Stormwater pollution is the debris, chemicals, sediment, litter, and other materials that are picked up when it rains. After all, if it’s on the ground, it’s in your water.
- Stormwater runoff is generated from rainfall washing over land that does not filter into the ground. As the runoff flows over the land, streets, parking lots, and rooftops, it accumulates debris, chemicals, sediment and other pollutants that adversely affect water quality.