"Storm Water is the water from rain and snow that runs off the land and enters streams, lakes, rivers, canals, ditches, and wetlands. Storm Water can pick up chemicals, oil and grease, pesticides, metals, and other contaminants that are a major source of water pollution and can pose a threat to public health and the environment. There are several water bodies... that are polluted and no longer provide clean water. These water bodies are not a lost cause. With a little effort, you can help restore the water quality throughout our watershed. A good place for all of us to start is in our own neighborhoods. ...
Many people think our storm water flows into our sewer treatment facility. This is not [always] true. The water that runs off your yard, driveway, fields, parking lots, etc., [can go] goes directly to the rivers, streams, creeks, canals, ditches, ponds, and reservoirs...."
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