Why do we need to manage our stormwater runoff?

Stormwater runoff needs to be managed just as any other process in the City is managed, such as the water, sewer, roadway, or solid waste systems. Management is essential to protect the quality of our natural watercourses as drinking water supplies and for recreational activities such as swimming, fishing, and boating. Stormwater also needs to be managed to ensure that during storm events that stormwater runoff does not flood or erode private property or otherwise put public safety or private property at risk.

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1. What is stormwater runoff?
2. What is stormwater pollution?
3. Why is stormwater runoff a problem?
4. Why do we need to manage our stormwater runoff?
5. Who owns the stormwater system?
6. What is the City's responsibility for stormwater?
7. What is the City doing to improve its stormwater services?
8. How does the City currently pay for its stormwater services?
9. What are some examples of drainage problems?
10. I have a drainage problem in my yard. Who do I call to get help with this problem?