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.
Public Education & Outreach
The Town of Ayden public education program is developed to provide distribution of educational materials and to conduct outreach activities regarding the impacts of stormwater discharges on local water bodies and steps that can be taken to reduce stormwater pollution.
The Town utility bills will include brochures of tips for stormwater management. Brochures are available at the Town Hall and Town Operations Center. The following brochures are now available: