Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways and streets prevent stormwater from naturally soaking into the ground.
Stormwater can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt and other pollutants and flow directly into a lake, stream, river or wetland. Anything that enters a storm drainage system is discharged untreated into the waterbodies we use for swimming, fishing and providing drinking water.
What is Stormwater Pollution
Information on Protecting the Pennichuck Watershed
After the Storm video by EPA and The Weather Channel on protecting our water
- Dispose of pet waste properly
- Prevent stormwater pollution
- Protect the watershed
- Water conservation
- Septic system maintenance
- Pollution Reduction (Reuse, Reduce, Recycle)
Hollis, N.H. Receives Over $150,000 in EPA Funding for Clean School Buses
EPA Kids Page - games, activities and links to educational materials to teach children about water, pollution and the environment.