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.
Want to learn more? Visit Scrantonpa.gov/stormwater to learn more!
Last modified: September 12, 2023