What is stormwater runoff?

Stormwater runoff is water from rain or melting snow that "runs off" across the land instead of seeping into the ground. This runoff usually flows into the nearest stream, creek, river, lake or ocean. The runoff is not treated in any way.

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1. What is stormwater runoff?
2. What is allowed in storm drains?
3. What are catch basins?
4. What is an illicit discharge?
5. How can I report a spill?
6. What can I do to prevent stormwater pollution?
7. How can I help?
8. Why manage stormwater?
9. Do catch basins and storm drains get cleaned out?
10. Why doesn’t the City clean out all of the storm drains before a storm?
11. What are the metal buttons that are above catch basins around Aberdeen?
12. What discharges are allowed in catch basins?
13. What is the Stormwater Rate?