Every time it rains, thousands of gallons of storm water enter Fairfield’s storm sewer system. As the runoff flows across lawns, driveways, parking lots and streets, it collects pollutants such as motor oil, yard clippings, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or other toxins.
Since storm water is naturally channeled to our streams, rivers or the underground aquifer, there is no opportunity for treatment to remove pollution. If left unmanaged, this runoff change both water quality and quantity, affecting our waterways physically, chemically and biologically. It stresses our streams and ages our lakes.