Stormwater is water that originates from precipitation events and refers to rainwater, melted snow or water runoff from our roofs, driveways and roads.
In Centre Wellington, stormwater flows directly into rivers or is directed through the storm sewer system to the Grand River.
There are many surfaces (parking lots, roads, buildings, sidewalks) that do not allow rain or melted snow to soak in and runoff is generated. Managing the quantity and quality of this runoff is called stormwater management. We manage stormwater to control flooding and reduce pollution flowing into rivers and lakes.