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What is stormwater?
Water that flows over land when it rains and enters our storm drains and local waterways (streams, creeks, ponds) is considered stormwater.
Stormwater pollution is one of the biggest threats to the health of our surface waters. As it flows over the land it comes in contact with common contaminants like sediment, oil and grease, detergents, fertilizers, pesticides, toxic metals, and harmful bacteria from pet waste and sanitary sewer overflow.
Oil, grease and detergents are washed off of roads and parking lots. Fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides are released from lawns and landscaped areas. Sediment and debris are carried off of construction sites. Unlike sewage, which is collected and treated, anything that flows into the storm sewer system empties directly into waterways without any treatment. In Farmers Branch, the potentially polluted storm water runoff eventually flows into the Trinity River, impacting the source of our drinking water.
Learn how to help improve the quality of water entering Farmers Branch waterways?