What is stormwater?

Stormwater is a term used to describe water from precipitation events. Stormwater that does not soak into the ground becomes surface runoff which flows into the waterways either directly or through stormwater pipes and outlets. Stormwater runoff usually contains pollutants and ends up untreated in our local waterways.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Why is stormwater runoff important?
3. Why do I have to pay a Storm Water fee?
4. How does the City handle stormwater runoff?