How does stormwater affect pollution?

As stormwater flows towards receiving waters such as streams, lakes, rivers or soaks into the aquifer, it picks up pollutants. These pollutants include things as sediment, airborne dust, pet waste, oil, grease, fertilizers, chemicals, litter and whatever else we leave on the ground or pour down our storm drains and grates. 

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1. What is stormwater?
2. How does stormwater affect pollution?
3. How does stormwater increase flooding?
4. What are ways to help prevent stormwater flooding and pollution?
5. What is a Media Filter?
6. What is a Stormwater Treatment Wetland?
7. How is the Stormwater Fee calculated?
8. How are stormwater funds used?
9. How do I pay my utility bill?
10. What is being done to manage Stormwater?
11. How do I correct or change the billing address for my stormwater bill?