How You Can Protect Stormwater In And Around Your Home

Here in San Joaquin County we get an average of 16 inches of rain per year. Have you ever wondered where all that water goes?

Rain water and water from sprinklers or hoses that isn’t absorbed into the ground flows over various surfaces throughout the urban landscape before entering a storm drain. As this water flows over various surfaces, it may pick up pollutants such as animal waste, automobile fluids, trash, fertilizers, and pesticides, which may then be carried into the storm drains and harm local waterways.

Everyone in San Joaquin County has a role to play in helping reduce stormwater pollution. Visit the following pages to learn how you can protect stormwater in and around your home: