Storm Water

Stormwater refers to the water that originates from precipitation, including rain, snow, and hail, and flows over land surfaces, such as roofs, pavement, and soil, into stormwater drainage systems, streams, rivers, and other bodies of water. In the context of urban and industrial areas, stormwater runoff typically carries pollutants, such as sediment, nutrients, heavy metals, pesticides, and bacteria, that accumulate on impervious surfaces or are discharged from non-process areas, such as parking lots, construction sites, and storage yards. Stormwater management involves the design and implementation of strategies to reduce the adverse impacts of stormwater runoff on human health, property, and the environment, such as erosion control, infiltration practices, and treatment systems. Effective stormwater management can help to protect water quality, reduce flooding, enhance habitat, and promote sustainable land use.