What is Stormwater?

Stormwater is water that runs off impervious surfaces such as rooftops, paved roads, driveways, and parking lots. Stormwater carries sediment and surface pollutants such as petroleum products, litter/trash, phosphorus, and nitrogen. Stormwater is washed down by storm drains and the vast drain piping network carries the stormwater into one of the many brooks or ponds in the City.

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1. What is Stormwater?
2. Why is Stormwater Runoff a Problem?
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