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Stormwater Management

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Stormwater is water that comes from rain or melting snow that eventually runs off to a water body, soaks into the ground or evaporates.

Why manage stormwater?

Stormwater runoff can have significant impacts on our environment, including flooding and soil erosion. When not absorbed into the ground, it can also flush sediment, trash, debris and other pollutants into our local lakes and streams, which can be harmful to wildlife and the overall health of our water resources.

The purpose of stormwater management is to:

  • Reduce the rate of stormwater runoff
  • Reduce the overall volume of runoff
  • Provide areas where stormwater can be retained (i.e., retention ponds)
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