What is stormwater?

Stormwater runoff is the water that flows over the ground as the result of rain, snow, hail and sleet. Buildings, streets, driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, and patios prevent the water from soaking into the ground. These structures are referred to as impervious surfaces.

As the runoff flows across the ground, it picks up pollutants and carries them into local waterways, and then into the ocean.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Why is it important to manage stormwater?
3. What is a stormwater service?
4. Public Input Opportunities
5. Timeline for program
6. What is the stormwater fee?