Stormwater runoff is the water that flows over the ground as the result of rain, snow melt, hail and sleet. The following structures prevent the water from soaking into the ground:
- Parking Lots
These structures are referred to as impervious surfaces. Runoff is collected by storm sewer infrastructure such as inlets and pipes and ultimately transported to the Arkansas River. As water flows over the ground, it picks up everything in its path, such as sediment, oil, grease, litter and chemicals, taking it all to the river without treatment.