Managing Stormwater Runoff
Thurston County Resource Stewardship staff performs inspections of private and commercial stormwater facilities on an annual basis to ensure they are functioning properly and is available to provide technical assistance as needed. Email us at email@example.com if you have questions about the maintenance of your stormwater facility.
As native vegetation is removed and replaced with impervious surfaces such roads, parking lots, and buildings, rainwater is no longer absorbed by plants or able to slowly infiltrate into the soil. In cities and developed areas, rainwater runs off at a much higher rate than it did before the existing vegetation was removed, resulting in pollutants and sediments being washed from impervious surfaces and into our bays and streams during rain events.
The following video, produced by King County, describes stormwater runoff and why it's important to manage it. Some of the phrasing pertains only to King County, but the video provides a good overview. Enjoy!
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