Where does the stormwater go?
Stormwater that does not evaporate or seep into the ground drains into over miles of underground storm sewer pipe that carry surface runoff to the Mississippi River (and in some areas Sugar Creek and Rock River). Every time it rains, thousands of gallons of stormwater enter our storm sewer system. As the runoff flows across lawns, driveways, parking lots and streets, it collects pollutants.

If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Department.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Where does the stormwater go?
3. What is stormwater pollution?
4. Who do I contact to report a complaint or to ask more questions about stormwater?
5. Is it okay if I let my soap run into the drain, even if it’s biodegradable?
6. What rules and regulations control stormwater issues?
7. My neighbor’s stormwater runs on my property, can I divert it?
8. Can I change how stormwater flows across my property?
9. The intake in the street, or the pipe under the road is plugged; who is responsible for maintaining these?
10. There is a ravine / stream through my property; who is responsible to maintain it?
11. There is a swale or open drainage channel through my property; who is responsible to maintain it?
12. Can I put yard waste, tree limbs, compost, concrete, chemicals, etc. into my ravine?
13. Why can’t I dump my natural material (yard waste, sticks, compost, etc.) into my ravine?