Where and how we grow has an enormous impact on our air, water, and finances. Clean Water is committed to inclusive processes that protect communities and the environment so that our families, neighborhoods, and local economies thrive. Every community deserves to have their health and environmental safety treated with equity and integrity. We need development in the right places, an equitable transportation system, affordable housing, and community input in order to grow better together.
Stormwater is the polluted runoff gathered from rain, severe thunderstorms, and even snow from roads, parking lots, and other impervious surfaces, where runoff collects pollutants and carries them downstream, ultimately into the Chesapeake Bay.
In the next few decades, how and where Frederick County grows will have enormous impacts on improvement or decline in air and water quality, how mu