Stormwater runoff comes from precipitation from rain or snowmelt. With the addition of roads, driveways, parking lots, rooftops and other surfaces that prevent water from soaking into the ground, the volume of runoff greatly rises. This runoff makes its way to local streams, lakes, wetlands and rivers, and can cause flooding and erosion, destroying important habitats. Stormwater runoff also picks up and carries with it many pollutants from paved surfaces such as sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, bacteria, oil and grease, trash, pesticides, and metals. Considering this, stormwater runoff is the top cause of stream impairment in urban areas.
To reduce negative impacts of stormwater runoff, many communities have adopted regulations requiring developers to install stormwater management practices to lower the rate and/or volume, and remove pollutants from runoff generated on their development sites.
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