What is stormwater?

Stormwater is excess rain or snowmelt that does not soak into the ground, and as it flows over rooftops, driveways, sidewalks, and roads, it picks up contaminants. Stormwater picks up that bit of spilled oil or gasoline in the driveway, or the discarded piece of chewing gum on the sidewalk, as well as excess fertilizer or pesticides from your lawn.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Is it treated?
3. Where does stormwater go?
4. Is it harmful?
5. What can you do to help?
6. What is the Town doing to help?
7. Where can you get more information?