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Stormwater Pollution - Where Does It Come From?

 

 

There are many sources of stormwater pollution, including automotive fluids, brake dust, leaves, grass clippings, pet waste, cigarette butts, soil, and garbage. These materials are generated everyday and combine to create a sticky, stinky, unhealthy mess that contaminates our local waters.

 

Where does it go? 

 

 

When it rains, or when water is used, pollutants are picked-up from the ground and carried into the nearest storm drain down the street. The storm drains are not connected to a treatment system, so everything that flows down the drain goes directly to the nearest water body, ultimately flowing into the ocean.