Stormwater pollution occurs because rainwater and urban runoff pick up pollutants as it flows across paved services and then carries pollutants into the storm drain system. The water that enters this system is not treated or filtered - therefore any pollutants flow directly to our rivers and streams.
There are a number of household pollutants that are major contributors to stormwater pollution. Household pollutants include oil and other automotive fluids, paint and construction debris, yard and pet wastes, pesticides, and litter. By following a few simple tips, you will be ensuring that you can be a solution!