Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Why Do We Need to Care About Stormwater?

So stormwater, or rain water, is untreated water that gets into waterways, in this town's case the Coastal Bays. This water has sediment, nutrients, toxins and trash that should not be in our waters.

How we treat it requires someone paying for it--because when all the homes, businesses and the like were built (mainly if they were built before the mid-80s), many did not think of treatment methods for rain collection, nor did they think about water quality. The more pavement and buildings you have, the more polluted run off there will be (and Ocean City has a very high rate of pavement and buildings!).

What to do?

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