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Jan 25

You Are the Solution to Runoff Pollution

Posted on January 25, 2021 at 7:53 AM by Maggie Le

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What is Runoff?

Runoff is water from rain and outdoor water use that drains from roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and other surfaces, which does not soak into the ground. As runoff flows over surfaces it will pick up and carry pollutants it encounters, many of which come from waste we produce or mishandle. In Orange County, runoff is captured by storm drains where it flows untreated to the ocean.

Water that flows into storm drains is NOT TREATED

Runoff from homes and businesses may contain pollutants that have harmful effects on downstream creeks, rivers, bays, and ocean. Unlike household sewage, this water is not treated and can negatively impact recreational use, wildlife habitat, and even human health.


H2OC.org to learn more about runoff, water pollution, and what you can do to protect our water resources!