What is Stormwater?
Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that does not soak into the ground. It flows from rooftops, over paved areas, bare soil, and sloped lawns. As it flows, stormwater runoff collects and transports animal waste, litter, salt, pesticides, fertilizers, oil & grease, soil and other potential pollutants. These pollutants tend to run into storm drains that are directly connected to our waterways. Stormwater runoff is untreated. But wetlands and other natural resources can hold excess water in place, filtering out sediment and pollutants before they reach waterways while also helping to recharge groundwater.
For more suggestions on what you can do at home to help prevent stormwater pollution, please click here.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Tips: Interviews Shown On WBTW (YouTube Channel)
See a rain barrel in action from one of the participants at our November 2017 Build Your Own Rain Barrel (BYORB) Workshop.
"I hooked it up to the downspout. When the barrel gets full, the excess water goes down the downspout, so the rain barrel does not overflow! I set it up last November, drained it over winter, and reactivated it again in March. It already has come in very handy." Tom
If you would like Georgetown County Stormwater to present for your business, school or organization please contact our office.