Stormwater is water that originates from precipitation events and refers to rainwater, melted snow or runoff from roofs, driveways and roads.
In Wellington North, stormwater flows directly into rivers or is directed through the storm sewer system to the Grand, Saugeen or Maitland Valley Rivers and its tributaries.
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.