Stormwater is untreated water from rainfall or snow that does not soak into the ground. Instead it flows through storm drains or ditches picking up pollutants along the way and empties these pollutants into streams, rivers, ponds, lakes and coastal areas. Some examples of pollutants are soap, fertilizer, eroded dirt, pet waste, chemicals and sometimes human waste.
Stormwater is a problem because it not only affects wildlife, but it affects humans. The pollutants carried by stormwater can enter our drinking water or into a body of water such as the ocean, thus creating economic problems, as well as health problems.
Use the following link to download a copy of the town's Phase II Stormwater Ordinance.