Stormwater

When it rains, where does it pour?

 

All rainwater comes from the sky. But when it hits the ground in an urban area, where streets, sidewalks, parking lots and buildings share the watershed, that rainwater needs help getting back to the creeks. It also needs help reaching the creeks free of pollution. This is the art of stormwater management.

 

Stormwater management is everybody's job. While the City of Gainesville and Alachua County Public Works Departments work hard to upkeep the structures that manage stormwater, it is important that we all learn more about the impact we have on our watersheds.

 

Learn more about water pollution by water pollution and what is being done to lower pollutants in our waterways by watching Water Pollution: The Dirty Details