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1. What is runoff?
2. Isn’t stormwater runoff natural and harmless because it only consists of rainwater?
3. Are sewers and storm drains the same thing?
4. What kinds of pollutants are found in the storm drain systems?
5. What solutions exist to solve storm water pollution issues?
6. What is NPDES?
7. Why doesn’t the city build a storm water treatment facility?
8. What is the city doing about illegal dumping into storm drains?
9. What kind of educational programs or informational materials about storm water are available?
10. I have seen markers on the storm drains. What do they mean? How can I get one for an unmarked drain?
11. Is it okay to wash my car on the driveway?
12. Is it okay to wash or sweep leaves, grass, soil, and/or natural elements down the storm drain?
13. Is it okay to wash out paintbrushes and similar items in the gutter?
14. Is it okay to leave pet waste on the ground?
15. Why should I care about what goes down the storm drain?
16. What can I do to make a difference?
17. What happens if I see a neighbor, or know of someone who’s dumping trash, oil, or other harmful items into a gutter or storm drain?
18. How can I get involved?

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