Protecting Water in Virginia

One of the most widespread and rampant sources of pollution Virginia’s tributaries and the Chesapeake Bay is urban and suburban stormwater runoff from hard and impervious surfaces like streets, roofs, and parking lots.

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Street drain, stormwater runoff. Photo credit: Abramov Timur / Shutterstock

Reducing Stormwater

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.

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Street drain, stormwater runoff. Photo credit: Abramov Timur / Shutterstock
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