How is stormwater different from wastewater?
The wastewater collection and storm water systems are separate. Wastewater is the used water that drains from toilets, sinks, household drains, and some industrial drains. The wastewater travels through wastewater collection pipes to a wastewater treatment plant where it is treated to strict quality standards before it is released into a water body. Water that goes into the stormwater system does not go to a treatment facility.

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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?