In the previous article about Stormwater, we learnt that, as stormwater runs through our stormwater system and out onto the waterways, it becomes polluted. There are many things that can cause stormwater pollution. Here, we look at some of the more common causes of stormwater pollution, as well as what we can do to prevent this pollution.
What Pollutes Stormwater?
Generally, anything left on the ground that can be carried away by stormwater has the potential to be a pollutant. Here are some of the more common stormwater pollutants:
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What Can We Do?
We can all play an important part in improving stormwater quality, and therefore, keeping our waterways clean. The next article explains what we can do to reduce stormwater pollution.