Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that doesn’t soak into the ground but runs off into our waterways. As it flows, stormwater runoff collects and transports pollutants from residential, commercial, industrial or construction sites to surface waters. Pollution conveyed by stormwater degrades the quality of drinking water, damages fisheries and habitat of plants and animals that depend on clean water for survival, and affects recreational uses of water bodies by making them unsafe for wading, swimming, boating and fishing.
Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation District is privileged to be an active partner with the Ontario Wayne Stormwater Coalition since the inception of the Municipal Separated Storm Sewer Systems Regulations (MS-4).
For additional information on what you can do to assist with stormwater please visit: The Ontario-Wayne Stormwater Coalition – www.owsc.org. This website provides educational materials for municipalities, homeowners, and citizens of all ages.