Overview

What happens to a drop of rain when it falls onto the ground? It may land on a tree and evaporate; it may land on a farm field and soak into the soil; or it may land on a rooftop, driveway or road and travel down the street into a storm drain or stream. Precipitation in an urban or suburban area that does not evaporate or soak into the ground but instead runs across the land and into the nearest waterway is considered stormwater runoff. Increased development across the watershed has made stormwater runoff (also called polluted runoff) the fastest growing source of pollution in coastal bays.

Events & Resources

Awards & Scholarship

Stormwater currently offering three half mentorships for emerging water leaders who want to participate in the next intake One Water Leadership Program. These scholarships are reserved for members

Stormwater Management

What happens to a drop of rain when it falls onto the ground? It may land on a tree and evaporate; it may land on a farm field and soak into the soil; or it may land on a rooftop, driveway or road and travel down the street into a storm drain or stream.Precipitation in an urban or suburban area that does not evaporate or soak into the ground but instead runs across the land and into the nearest waterway is considered stormwater runoff. Increased development across the watershed has made stormwater runoff (also called polluted runoff) the fastest growing source of pollution to the inland bays.

Public Education & Participation

What happens to a drop of rain when it falls onto the ground? It may land on a tree and evaporate; it may land on a farm field and soak into the soil; or it may land on a rooftop, driveway or road and travel down the street into a storm drain or stream. Precipitation in an urban or suburban area that does not evaporate or soak into the ground but instead runs across the land and into the nearest waterway is considered stormwater runoff. Increased development across the watershed has made stormwater runoff (also called polluted runoff) the fastest growing source of pollution to the inland bays

The following are activities the Town currently implements to achieve this requirement

  • Publish an article in Talk of the Town once per year
  • Provide general stormwater informational brochure in annual reports
  • Maintain a social media presence
  • Maintain stormwater-related website
  • Conduct Hot Spot outreach by mailing industry-specific brochures and
  • Conducting training as needed
  • Maintain trained staff
  • Operate stream clean-up program (Adopt-A-Stream)

Our Industry Association And Membership

Membership of Stormwater

Stormwater Industry is made up of specialists in multiple disciplines including hydrogeology, environmental science, water scientists, product suppliers, landscape architecture and civil construction.  The industry traditionally serves local government, infrastructure and building services where the industry seeks to serve its members and links the diverse and multi-disciplinary interests of all stakeholders within the stormwater industry, The industry is represented at both a state and national level and also where regulators and planners have an opportunity to associate with the industry to develop and position the industry as a crucial contributor to liveable city and future cities as green cities.  Our association is developing leadership as well as fostering the new young engineers that need to shape the industry as the future will be theirs to manage.  Join us at build4au@gmail.com.