Stormwater is rainwater that runs off streets, lawns and other sites. When stormwater is adsorbed into the soil, it is filtered and ultimately replenishes aquifers or flows into streams and rivers.  The City of Newman stormwater drains into the San Joaquin River.

Stormwater is regulated in the United States by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program. The NPDES Program regulates some storm water discharges from three potential sources: municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), construction activities, and industrial activities. Operators of these sources might be required to obtain an NPDES permit before they can discharge stormwater. This permitting process is designed to prevent stormwater runoff from washing harmful pollutants into local surface water like rivers and streams.

Helpful Links Related to Sormwater:

United States Environmental Protection Agency Stormwater program

San Joaquin Valley Storm Water Quality Partnership

California Stormwater Quality Association

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Our Water Our World is an award-winning partnership between city- and county-based water pollution prevention agencies and garden centers and hardware stores that sell pest control products. We focus on less-toxic, eco-friendly products and techniques because many common pesticides are harmful to sensitive species and ecosystems when they reach local creeks, bays, and the ocean.

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