Stormwater starts as water from the sky. The water includes rain, snow, and hail. Once the water comes into contact with the ground it is call runoff. Once this water hits the ground it becomes contaminated with things like: dirt, fluids from automobiles, household chemicals, fertilizers, road salt, asphalt roofs, and any other debris that this water may come into contact with as it travels to the stormwater sewer.
The problem is the contaminated stormwater runoff travels through the storm sewers directly into lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers without receiving any treatment. This affects everyone’s ability to use the water for swimming, drinking, and fishing. This contaminated stormwater runoff also affects the quality of aquatic life habitats.
Yes. St. John has Ordinance 1432 which covers Stormwater Management. Ordinance 1432 was adopted on November 16th, 2006.
Please use the following form.
Yes. A rain garden is a planted depression that allows rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas like roofs, driveways, walkways, and compacted lawn areas the opportunity to be absorbed back into the ground. To get more information on roof gardens please read this document.
You can find games, puzzles, and coloring pages at the kids corner.
Yes. You can visit the Kids corner from above and learn a lot. There are also several fact sheets you can download and post. They can be found here.
Yes. There are several fact sheets you can download and post. They can be found here.
Yes there is a lot you should know. Please read Ordinance 1432 from above.
I didn’t know what a watershed was until this project started either. You can find a list of MS4 keywords and their meanings here.