When it rains, stormwater flows over pavements and other surfaces picking up pollutants such as debris, vehicle spills, animal waste, fertilizers, and chemicals. These pollutants are carried in runoff from the land surface, to storm sewers, and eventually local rivers and streams without being treated.
How can stormwater be managed?
Effective stormwater management starts by controlling runoff at the source, at our homes and properties. This includes both source control efforts such as removing pet waste and reducing fertilizer use and implementing stormwater control measures to capture and treat runoff.
Report Concerns About Stormwater Pollution
Residents and visitors may help by reporting pollution entering storm drains and waterways here.
Keep it Clean The Keep It Clean Partnership has additional resources for homeowners and businesses on efforts you can take to improve water quality. Learn how the Town of Erie is involved here.