As stormwater flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants. Stormwater can flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the waterbodies we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water.By following Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the other links under the Residents section, you can keep common pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings, and automotve fluids off the ground and out of stormwater. Adopt these BMPs and help protect lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands, and coastal waters. Remember to share these BMPs with your neighbors!