What is stormwater pollution?

Stormwater pollution is when water from rainstorms, garden hoses and sprinklers causes runoff that collects harmful debris and flows through local creeks, rivers and lakes - eventually draining, untreated, into the ocean.

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1. Who do I call to report a clogged catch basin, flooded streets, or illegally dumped materials in the public right-of-way?
2. What is stormwater pollution?
3. What is a watershed?
4. Is storm water treated before it flows into the ocean?
5. How can I help keep my neighborhood and local waterways pollution free?