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Stormwater Management


What is Stormwater Runoff?
Stormwater runoff is water resulting from rainfall that does not get absorbed by the surfaces it touches and can be observed flowing over yards, streets, buildings, parking lots, and other surfaces when it rains. Stormwater can also be seen flowing down the sides of roads during a heavy rainstorm.

All properties with impervious surfaces (eg., roof, driveway, sidewalk, etc.) generate stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff flows across the land or in more developed areas into a stormwater system which often consists of storm drains (aka catch basins), pipes, and ditches. Sometimes these systems also include green treatment infrastructure like rain gardens, infiltration swales, etc.

Stormwater is ultimately conveyed to our local streams, rivers, ponds,and lakes – sometimes with treatment, but often time simply by direct conveyance without treatment.

Stormwater runoff is an issue all towns need to be aware of. Below is information about the work Hinesburg is doing and has done to address this issue.

 
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