Why manage stormwater?

The ultimate goal of stormwater management is to maintain the health of streams, lakes and aquatic life as well as provide opportunities for human uses of water by mitigating the effects of urban development. To achieve this goal stormwater management strives to maintain the natural hydrologic cycle, prevent an increased risk of flooding, prevent undesirable stream erosion, and protect water quality.

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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?