Stormwater runoff is defined as the precipitation from rain or snowmelt that flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, rooftops, and streets prevent stormwater runoff from naturally soaking into the ground, according to the EPA. This precipitation can pick up harmful pollutants from these surfaces like oil or grease from a car, pesticides, pet wastes, and fertilizer to name a few. The runoff can flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Continue Reading
An article written to help you and your business understand if you’re covered through your insurance for stormwater runoff claims, as well as rules and regulations.
New stormwater runoff regulations begin July 1st, and California businesses are preparing by making plans to comply.