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How does stormwater pollution affect our waterways?

Whatever goes down our stormwater drains will end up in our waterways. Through our everyday activities, a wide variety of pollutants are entering our waterways and causing a decline in the ecological health of our rivers and streams. Click the different pollutants below for more information.


Fuels and Oils Nutrients Detergents Sediment Pollution Heavy Metals Concrete Wash Paint