What is stormwater run-off?

Stormwater run-off is the water that flows off roofs, driveways, parking lots, streets, and other hard surfaces during rain storms. Rather than being absorbed into the ground the water runs through ditches and storm drains into the river. It does not receive treatment before entering the river.

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1. What is stormwater run-off?
2. What can I do at home?
3. How can I educate my employees?
4. Where do Salem’s storm drains empty?
5. Are yard clippings dangerous to put into storm drains?
6. How do I dispose of household hazardous waste / chemicals, etc?
7. What problems can stormwater run-off lead too?
8. What is a TMDL?