What is stormwater runoff?
Why is it a pollution problem?
Polluted stormwater runoff can have many adverse effects on plants, fish, animals, and people. Sediment can cloud the water and make it difficult or impossible for aquatic plants to grow. Sediment can also destroy aquatic habitats and harm organisms. Excess nutrients can cause algae blooms. When algae die, they decompose in a process that removes oxygen from the water. Fish and other aquatic organisms can't exist in water with dissolved oxygen levels that are too low. Bacteria and other pathogens can wash into swimming areas and create health hazards, often making beach closures necessary.
What's it got to do with ME?
Yard waste does not belong in the stormwater system!
Only stormwater belongs in a storm drain!
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