Isn't stormwater runoff natural and harmless?
The rain is not to blame for the stormwater runoff problems. In fact, rainfall is completely natural. The problem is the pollution that contaminates runoff during its journey over roads, parking lots, and other impervious surfaces. Stormwater can also pick up fertilizers and chemicals from lawns and landscaped areas.

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1. Isn't stormwater runoff natural and harmless?
2. How can I get involved?
3. What kinds of pollutants are found in the stormwater system?
4. What is NPDES?
5. Does the City have to follow the same rules?
6. Is it okay to wash or sweep leaves, grass, soil, and/or other natural elements down the storm drain?
7. Why should I care about what goes down the storm drain?
8. What Is Soil Erosion?