It is a Fact, All Stormwater Runoff in Norwalk Eventually Makes it to Long Island Sound.
Why is That a Big Deal?
As stormwater flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up trash & debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants, and most of it empties into the stormwater drainage system. The stormwater drainage system is a network of catchbasins and pipes that convey stormwater to a discharge point.
A grate on a typical catchbasin.
Stormwater Does Not Get Treated
Anything that enters the stormwater drainage system is discharged untreated into the streams, rivers and harbors we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water.
Compost yard waste, don't sweep it into stormdrains.
Wash your car at a commercial car wash or on a permeable surface.
Learn more about stormwater means and how you can take simple positive actions to make our stormwater cleaner in this brochure co-produced by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) & The Weather Channel (TWC).