Why are the stormwater and sanitary systems separate?
It is impossible to predict when and how much it will rain. Due to unpredictable nature of stormwater, it is allowed to flow directly into our cities ponds, creeks, and lakes. Treatment for stormwater is also very expensive. Unlike stormwater, wastewater is continuously flowing and requires treatment before it is released back into the environment.

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1. What is stormwater runoff?
2. Why are the stormwater and sanitary systems separate?
3. What is non-point source pollution?
4. What can residents do to help improve stormwater quality?
5. What is impervious surface?
6. What is a MS4?
7. What is an illicit discharge?