A major storm water quality concern is "non-point source pollution". As the name implies, non-point source pollution comes from numerous locations and is carried through runoff. The types of pollutants include:
- Fecal coliform bacteria from leaking sanitary sewers, farm animal and pet waste
These directly impact water quality and now represent the number one pollution source to our waterways. Activities such as street sweeping, elimination of leaking sanitary sewers, and increased cleaning of storm drains can control these pollutants.