What is a storm drain?
Storm drains are the openings (gutters) you see along curbs and in streets and parking lots. They collect rainwater to keep the street from flooding, and then carry the water through the storm drain system to nearby waterways, like streams, rivers, and lakes. Water, trash, and other debris that enter storm drains do not go to a treatment facility, they empty directly into the nearest water body.

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1. What is a Watershed?
2. What is stormwater?
3. What is a storm drain?
4. How does stormwater get into our rivers and streams?
5. How does stormwater get polluted?
6. What are some examples of pollutants in stormwater?
7. What are the effects of these pollutants on our waters?
8. How is stormwater different from wastewater?
9. Do cities in North Central Texas treat stormwater?
10. What is illegal dumping?
11. Who can I contact to obtain more information about stormwater in my City?