Stormwater Have you ever wondered where the oil goes that makes driving so dangerous after the first rainfall? The used oil, as well as detergents, dirty water and soaps, are carried through drains into the nearest body of water. Stormwater pollution results from materials and chemicals washed into the storm drains from streets, gutters, neighborhoods, industrial sites, parking lots and construction sites.
Homeowners have the powerful ability to reduce the amount of stormwater that runs off of their property. By installing structural methods or adopting stewardship habits, you can trap stormwater and then use it to water your plants or allow it to naturally percolate into the ground.