Stormwater runoff is precipitation (rain or melted snow) that flows over land. Stormwater can pick up pollutants as it runs off the land into lakes, streams, rivers, and the ocean; this is called polluted runoff.
Storm drains collect runoff and convey it without treatment directly into water bodies. Polluted runoff negatively impacts drinking water, human health, wildlife, and property values.
Stormwater Management in Biddeford
The City of Biddeford is working hard to comply with stormwater permit requirements set by the Federal Clean Water Act.