How does storm water get polluted?
As storm water flows over our lawns and driveways, it picks up fertilizers, oil, chemicals, sediments, grass clippings, litter, pet waste, and anything else in its path. The storm drain system then transports these pollutants, now in the water, to local lakes and streams. Anything that goes into a storm drain eventually ends up in a lake or stream.

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1. What is storm water?
2. How does storm water get polluted?
3. What is polluting our storm water?
4. What can I do about storm water pollution?
5. How can I help improve the water quality in my area?