After the Storm: A Scranton Citizen’s Guide to Storm-water Management

September 7, 2023

What is Storm-water Runoff?

Storm-water runoff occurs when rain or snowmelt causes precipitation to flow over the ground. Driveways, sidewalks, streets, and other impervious surfaces prevent storm-water from soaking into the ground naturally.

Why is Storm-water a Problem?

Storm-water can pick up chemicals, dirt, debris, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly into bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers, or wetlands. Everything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged into waterbodies untreated. This contaminates the water we swim in, fish in, or even drink.

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Last modified: September 12, 2023

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