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Greeley, CO 80631
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Stormwater Manager: Eric.Weis@greeleygov.com
Stormwater pollution is rapidly growing in importance as a national environmental issue. Stormwater pollution occurs when rain or snow melt flows over streets and picks up trash, oil, dirt, and other pollutants as it travels. These pollutants are then carried to the storm drainage system, which drains directly into our local lakes, streams and rivers, untreated.
As stated by the EPA, stormwater pollution is the #1 cause of water pollution in the country. Stormwater - it’s a big deal! As communities become increasingly developed with more roads, parking lots, cars and homes, increased urbanization and increased impervious surfaces, directly impact our water. The creation of impervious surfaces that accompanies urbanization profoundly affects how water moves above and below ground during storms. These impervious surfaces impact the quality of stormwater and the condition of our lakes and rivers.
Motor oil, sediment, yard waste/leaves, biodegradable materials, and paint are common pollutants that should never be put down the storm drain. These materials will travel directly into lakes and rivers untreated, polluting water and natural habitats.
Chapter 9.18 - Grading and Soil Erosion Control
Chapter 14.15 - Stormwater Management Program
Chapter 14.16 - Storm Sewers
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