Stormwater Management

Taming the Landscape.

Stormwater management is the effort to reduce runoff of rainwater or melted snow into streets, lawns and other sites and the improvement of water quality, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

When stormwater is absorbed into the soil, it is filtered and ultimately replenishes aquifers or flows into streams and rivers. However, when heavy rainwater hits, ground saturated by water creates excess moisture that runs across the surface and into storm sewers and road ditches. This water often carries debris, chemicals, bacteria, eroded soil, and other pollutants, and carries them into streams, rivers, lakes, or wetlands.

Elmwood Park Diversion
Aksarben Diversion
Cole Creek
Cole Creek
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Featured Stormwater Projects

Spring Lake Park

Aksarben/Elmwood Park Stormwater Diversion

Cole Creek Restoration