Drop by Drop

Visualizing the connection between water that rolls along the curb into a storm drain and the water you drink can be difficult. However, runoff from yards and parking lots does make its way into lakes that feed municipal water plants. Oil, fertilizer, yard waste, and litter have to be processed out of that runoff before its used to cook with or drink. Stormwater: Drop by Drop explains the differences between wastewater and stormwater, and offers practical ways residents can reduce pollution before that water re-enters lakes.