What is stormwater management?

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What is stormwater management?
Written By: Whirlwind Clean & Green Team ~ 5/24/2019

StormwaterCleaning05242019.jpgWhat is stormwater management?
Stormwater management is the effort to reduce runoff of rainwater or melted snow into streets, lawns and other sites and the improvement of water quality, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Why is stormwater management important?
Green infrastructure encourages water infiltration into the soil, which filters runoff to remove and neutralize many kinds of pollutants. ... Reducing the pollution carried in stormwater runoff is an important part of stormwater management because most stormwater is not treated to remove pollutants.

What is the purpose of stormwater management?
EPA works to reduce runoff and improve water quality by implementing stormwater management at its facilties. Stormwater is rainwater or melted snow that runs off streets, lawns and other sites. When stormwater is absorbed into soil, it is filtered and ultimately replenishes aquifers or flows into streams and rivers.


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