Stormwater is water that falls through rain (or snow) that does not soak in to the surface where it falls. In many urban and suburban areas, large amounts of stormwater are produced because the surfaces where rain falls are buildings, pavement or even compacted soil. Stormwater is important because it can result in flooding, erosion, and it can carry sediment and pollutants to our surface waters. For the homeowner, there are many ways to reduce stormwater. But first, it is important to understand how water moves around our homes. This publication provides information along with an assessment of assessing stormwater movement and steps to reduce it around your home.
Published by: University of Tennessee Extension
Date Published: October 2013
Link to Resource: https://extension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/W300.pdf