What Every Citizen Should Know About Stormwater

Stormwater Fee 101 - Learn More About the FeeStormwater: Water that originates from precipitation events such as rainfall or snowmelt and either soaks into the ground or becomes runoff that flows to our waterways.

Stormwater runoff has become the most common cause of water pollution. Chesapeake is nearly surrounded by water on three sides - water that is not only home to a variety of plants and animals but a source for our own drinking water. Stormwater pollution is a problem - but you can be part of the solution!

Learn Quick and Easy Pollution Solutions

Common Stormwater Pollutants

  • Motor Oil and antifreeze
  • Animal waste
  • Soaps and detergents
  • Grass clippings and leaves
  • Pesticides and fertilizer

Pollution Prevention Tips