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Stormwater Runoff

 

January 10, 2022

 

What is Stormwater Runoff?

Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent stormwater runoff from naturally soaking into the ground.

Why is stormwater runoff a problem?

Stormwater can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, wetland, or bay.  Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the waterbodies we use for swimming, fishing and providing drinking water.

Stormwater Pollution Solutions

Residential

Recycle or properly dispose of household products that contain chemicals, such as insecticides, pesticides, paint, solvents, and used motor oil and other auto fluids. DO NOT pour them onto the ground or into storm drains.

Lawn Care

Excess fertilizers and pesticides applied to lawns and gardens wash off and pollute streams and our bay.  In addition, yard clippings and leaves can wash into storm drains and contribute nutrients and organic matter to those water bodies.

=         Don't overwater your lawn.

=         Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly.

=         Compost or mulch yard waste. Don't leave it in the street or sweep it into storm drains or streams.

=         Cover piles of dirt or mulch being used in landscaping projects.

 

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The Police and Fire Departments have been very helpful in responding to my calls over and over to help with my husband who was becoming more prone to falling in the last month. Thank you for you and your entire staff sincerely!

~ Cheryl Fallon, City of Parker

 

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