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Stormwater refers to surface run-off from rain and storms that enters our drains. It contains pollutants such as chemicals, litter, and human and animal faeces.

Polluted stormwater can be a risk to human health and the environment. It is vital to understand and manage stormwater and the stormwater drainage system.

Read next

Understanding stormwater

Stormwater quality and quantity

Types and causes of stormwater pollution

Reducing stormwater pollution

Stormwater pollution: a kit for your home

Stormwater and Victoria Planning Provisions

Stormwater and councils

Stormwater harvesting


Reviewed 25 October 2019