Stormwater runoff is rain or melted snow that flows over driveways, parking lots, roads, sidewalks, streets and roofs or any surface that cannot absorb water. Surfaces that do not allow water to soak into the ground are known as IMPERVIOUS. As runoff flows over impervious surfaces, it picks up dirt, trash, oil, grease, pesticides, fertilizers, pet waste and other pollutants and carries them all directly into Fourpole Creek, the Ohio River or the Guyandotte river.
Most of Huntington’s Stormwater runoff does not flow to the treatment plant. It flows directly into our waterways, where it can cause public safety hazards, health risks and environmental threats.
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