Surface water in abnormal quantity resulting from heavy falls of rain or snow.
- When it rains storm water washes the accumulated waste into the water sources.
- The facility also uses storm water rather than potable water to wash city vehicles and to flush toilets.
- Another way to manage your own storm water is to get a rain barrel, which can be attached to your downspout to store rainwater and prevent it from flooding your basement.
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