Stormwater is water that originates from rainfall or snowmelt. Stormwater that does not soak into the ground (infiltrate) due to impervious surfaces such as roofs, compacted lawns, streets, and parking lots becomes stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff can pick up pollutants such as sediment, oil, pesticides, and nutrients that adversely affect water quality. Stormwater runoff is carried untreated by curbs, open drainage ways, and storm sewers directly into local streams and rivers. Stormwater management aims to both reduce the quantity and improve the quality of stormwater runoff.
- Residents - What you can do
Pollution prevention for the home and yard.
- Businesses - What you can do
Pollution prevention for the local business.
- Stormwater Master Plan
On November 1, 2016, the City Council adopted a new Stormwater Master Plan.
- Illicit Discharge
Recognize and report stormwater pollution when you see it.
- Stormwater BMPs
Addressing stormwater quantity and quality on your property.
- Educators & Kids
Resources and tools for learning about stormwater.
- Construction & Permits
Information for building and development.
- Stormwater BMP Cost-Share
Learn about and apply to the BMP Cost-Share Program
- Stormwater FAQs and Terms
FAQs and commonly used stormwater words and terms.