Why is storm water important?
Storm Water Management prevents physical damage to people, aquatic life and communities by preventing polluted runoff from negative impacting waterways. The installation of impervious surfaces interrupts the natural horologic cycle, and causes less infiltration than was present before any development occurred. Therefore, the volume and rate of storm water runoff greatly increases, which as a result contributes to flooding, stream channel instability, sediment, herbicides, pesticides, oils and other pollutants getting into the storm sewer system.

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1. What is Storm Water?
2. Why is storm water important?
3. What is an NPDES (National Pollutant discharge Elimination systems) permit?
4. What is a pollutant?
5. Do I need an NPDES permit?
6. Where do I apply for an NPDES permit?
7. What is a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)?