Follow the flow from your house to your neighborhood creek

Stormwater pollution comes from many sources. Rain or over-watering can carry pollutants like waste oil, pesticides, paint, and pet waste down the gutter and into a storm drain. Unlike sinks and toilets, storm drains flow directly to creeks and streams. Pollutants are carried into our waterways without treatment. This contaminates the water we drink and play in, and can also harm wildlife.

To find out where runoff from your house drains click here. Follow the arrows on the storm drain system that connects the storm drain inlet closest to your house to an outfall. Outfalls discharge stormwater from storm drains to a creek or open space.

What you can do to prevent stormwater pollution

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