Untreated stormwater flows directly into our creeks, rivers and lakes where we swim, fish and boat.
- Water is directly linked to many of our daily activities and the quality of life in our communities. Many people do not know that much of the pollution in our waterways comes from our daily activities around the home, in the yard, in the car, at work, and outdoors. These activities contribute small amounts of pollutants that are washed into streams when it rains.
- Stormwater is not treated by a wastewater treatment plant. It goes directly into storm drains, swales, culverts or pipes that flow into our local streams and lakes that we fish and swim in. Oftentimes, these waterways are also the source for our drinking water.