Urban Stormwater

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storm wa·ter
noun: stormwater

  • Stormwater runoff is generated from rain and snow melt events that flow over land or impervious surfaces, such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, and does not soak into the ground. The runoff picks up pollutants like trash, chemicals, oils, and dirt/sediment that can harm our rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters.


Check out Main St. Storm Drain Mural artist’s work!

Stormwater flows off roofs, streets, sidewalks, and driveways into our groundwater and storm drains. Rain can pick up pollution substances like oil, grease, fertilizer, and litter. In Vancouver, stormwater primarily drains untreated into creeks and rivers.
Prevent Stormwater Pollution By: