Click to Home
Go To Search
 
RussianChineseSpanishHebrewArabic
PrintRSS
Why has stormwater runoff become such a problem?
Urbanization and increasing commercial and residential developments have had a great impact on local water resources. With new developments come more impervious surfaces which increase the rate of stormwater runoff. This means a greater volume of water carrying pollution into surface waters and less of it being soaked into the ground. Less water soaking into the ground can lower ground water levels, which can dry up streams and hurt stream ecosystems and can reduce the supply of well water.

Stormwater Management

Show All Answers

1. Where does stormwater go?
2. Why has stormwater runoff become such a problem?
3. What is an impervious surface?
4. How can I reduce runoff?