What Is Stormwater?
Stormwater originates from rainfall and other precipitation that runs off of surfaces all over the village - rooftops, streets, lawns, etc. Stormwater makes its way into natural water sources and takes everything from village surfaces with it to these areas.

Car Washing
When you wash your car on a compacted surface, the runoff containing soap, heavy metals, road grime, greases, and oils can enter the storm drains. Unlike sanitary drains, storm drains usually run directly into creeks, ponds, and lakes. Use a commercial car wash facility or find a grassy area at home to soak up the runoff. Protect our area's natural water resources! 
Proper maintenance is crucial to keep the village's stormwater drainage facilities functioning.

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