Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that does not
immediately soak into the ground. Instead stormwater flows across
hard surfaces such as parking lots, streets, lawns and roofs and
picks up pesticides and fertilizers, sediment, pet waste, cigarette
butts, litter, oil and other pollutants.
Many people believe that these pollutants are cleaned at a
wastewater treatment plant. In fact, they are not. The stormwater
that flows into our storm drains goes directly to the Boise River
or into our ground water.
Whether you are a homeowner, business, or stormwater
professional, we've developed a variety of materials to assist you
in keeping our stormwater clean.
Deep Root, manufacturer of the Silva Cell Suspended Pavement
System, has produced a video on the efforts of the Partners
for Clean Water to implement tree planting and Green Stormwater
Infrastructure in the Lower Boise River watershed.